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Help With Screaming and Feather Plucking in Birds

Aggressive behavior and feather plucking in birds is a major health concern and often the byproduct of one or more health issues. While few products on the market have shown to counteract the myriad of reasons for this condition, cannabinoids (CBD) and the fatty acids contained within the hemp plant could provide the most protection for birds.

Omega fatty acids, when added to the diet, has shown to be successful in reducing feather plucking. Hemp Well has the perfect ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids compared to other oils like flaxseed, corn, fish and vegetable. (http://m.petmd.com/bird/conditions/skin/c_bd_feather_plucking?page=2)

Parasites  Ringworm Eucalyptus, tea tree and cedar are common mite treatments in birds. Hemp Well offers the same effect without irritants that could affect bird health. http://www.popsci.com/will-smoking-pot-get-rid-your-intestinal-worms
Emotional stress Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects of cannabidiol https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24923339
Allergies to environmental factors or food Anti-inflammatory agents of hemp work to provide relief from allergies.  
Skin infections or inflammations Hemp seed oil is useful for treatment of eczema and host of other skin diseases like dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis/cradle cap, varicose eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus and acne rosacea. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/
Malnutrition Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids provide a proper ratio of essential fatty acids.  
Liver disease Cannabinoids improves brain and liver function. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21182490
Boredom Generally, CBD can help restore a more balanced ‘tone’ within the endocannabinoid system. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/womens-health/what-studies-say-about-hemp-cbd
Cancer U.S. Patent 6630507 https://sites.google.com/site/6630507/
Poisoning by heavy metals like zinc Hemp is known to leach heavy metal and toxins from humans, animals, and farming soil. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543203/
Metabolic disorders Cannabidiol has an immunomodulating effect that may be effective in fighting ischaemic diseases, the most harmful complications of metabolic syndrome. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22430005
Dryness of the skin due to low humidity   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16019622
Mites Essential oils (tea, cedar, eucalyptus) are used to treat mites, but can be strong irritants if mixed or used improperly.  Hemp oil is soothing, not irritating, and will kill mites safely through suffocation.  

Omega 3 & Preventing Atherosclerosis In Birds

Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is fairly common in captive birds. Factors that have been linked to the development of atherosclerosis in pet birds include long term diets high in fat or cholesterol and/or lack of exercise. Omega-3 fatty acids, play an important role in the prevention of atherosclerosis by inhibiting inflammation within the blood vessels, reducing plaque formation and by other means that protect the vessels.

“Birds and humans have similar brain wiring”

A researcher from Imperial College London and his colleagues have developed for the first time a map of a typical bird brain, showing how different regions are connected together to process information.


About Hemp Well

The Cannabinoids and Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids found within Hemp Well™ have shown to curb stiffness, decrease inflammation, and help with everyday activities. It can also improve temperament, trainability and lead to a healthier coat.

How are the drops administered to birds?

Orally. Feed Hemp Well to your bird directly from our plastic eye dropper, or add it to their favorite treats.

Topically. Feather plucking can be the result of dry skin or other allergens. Apply Hemp Well topically to each affected area.

Any case studies on effectiveness?

There are no known studies regarding the effectiveness of hemp in bird health, however, there are several studies from the National Institutes of Health about the efficacy of hemp in the treatment of several conditions in both human and mice subjects.

Mice and birds are similar, physiologically, and both have an endocannabinoid system. Certain correlations can be made from studies using mice and the efficacy in birds.


  • Bavelaar FJ, Beynen AC. (2004). “Atherosclerosis in parrots: a review.” Vet Q. 26:50–60.
  • Das UN. (2006). “Essential fatty acids: biochemistry, physiology, and pathology.” Biotechnol J. 1:420–439.
  • Petzinger C, Heatley JJ, Cornejo J, et al. (2010). “Dietary modification of omega-3 fatty acids for birds with atherosclerosis.” J Am Vet Med Assoc. 236 (5):523-527.
  • Pees M, Krautwald-Junghanns ME. (2006) “Evaluating and treating the cardiovascular system.” In: Harrison GJ, Lightfoot T, eds. Clinical Avian Medicine. Vol 1, 379–394. Palm Beach, Fl: Spix Publishing.

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