I am trying something new with my feather picking boys to see how much more headway I can make on easing their obsessions. My vet told me to start showering them at least three times a day. Well, that is music to Timothy's ears, as he adores showers. But for Zeek, it is a nightmare. Zeek is nineteen years old and was never a feather picker until I became bald from chemo. Since then, he has been a plucker and despite my cancer journey over, and my hair growing back, he just continues to pluck his feathers. He was such a beautiful bird fully feathered. Now he is a mere shadow of that plump glossy feathered boy.
Timothy, on the other hand, came to me as a feather picker. He loves showers and asks for them at least ten times a day. He relishes his showers, standing under the mist with the most peaceful look of bliss on his sweet little face. I am already seeing improvement in him since administering showers multiple times a day. I am excited to see just how many feathers he will allow to grow as long as his shower therapy continues. If I am the least bit tardy on delivering his soakings, he reminds me with a emphasized holler: "SHOWERRRRRRRRRRRR!" Yes Timmy, I'm coming........LOL.