I think it is safe to say that if you are here reading these pages then you have either a “Bare Naked Lady" or a "Smooth Chested He Man” that has you trying everything you can get your hands on to regrow feathers. Don’t worry let's see if we can help.

First of all, let me just say that ALL this feathering knowledge is from the knowledge and teaching  of Oneta M. Carter, someone whom many of us believe could grow feathers on an icicle. Oneta has decades of experience working with Birds. She is a state-recognized Bird Rescuer (someone called upon to come and remove animals from the worst conditions you can imagine). Oneta shares all of her knowledge and experience with anyone who needs it ... why? As she says, "it's all for the Birds." So let's get started and see what we can do to help your naked baby get some feathers back.

Plucking usually occurs in patterns and these patterns are a sign that could indicate the following
NOTE: These are not an exact diagnosis, just what we have experienced


Chest and under the wings

Low calcium and hormones

Naked Legs

High uric acid

Naked Wings

Stress Signs

Tail Feathers

Yeast build up

Greys and Cockatoos

Greys and Cockatoos are notorious for calcium issues because they are dusty birds; extra calcium is needed for these birds and for hormonal issues. Low calcium will also manifest itself in feather barbering. This is when the bird snips or barbers it's feathers rather than plucking them from the skin. Too much Calcium is just as bad as too little so you need bloodwork to show where your bird is


Macaws are high-strung and highly intelligent birds, they are the rock stars of the parrot world. They must have entertainment, must be bathed regularly, and must have a good diet to keep their feathers almost iridescent.

Tiny Birds (Parakeets, Parrotlets, Lovebirds, Finches etc.)

In tiny birds plucking is usually a diet issue.


Now that we have discussed most of the patterns let’s get started. Do these IN ORDER and EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED. It is your pet and your responsibility to follow these instructions. If you change them then you may not get the results you could, it may not work at all, or worst ... you may do more harm than good.



Now that you have read the steps and have copies of the recommended vet tests,  we encourage you to join our facebook page and post a copy of your results.  The admins will work with you so you don't have to go through this alone.

Please be ready to create a detailed post including the following

  • Details about your bird's history
  • Diet including all treats and meals
  • Sleeping schedule
  • test results
  • All steps completed above