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Old 07-24-2015, 10:47 AM
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

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I'll say! Niko's plumage looks soft as a plush toy!

Excellent examples given, Wendy!

Jiannotto, an individual chewed or overpreened feather is generally no cause for concern. Once in a while a particular feather might irritate your bird for whatever reason, and he may respond to it accordingly. It's when you see a collection of said feathers that you would actually need to worry.
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

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I took some photos of fallen out (molted) feathers this morning from Ripley, Niko, and Sam.







Niko obviously overpreened one of them before it came out.





But no worries, I won't be rushing him to the vet any time soon, because this guy rarely has a single feather out of place.

Ripley, Niko, & Sam, thanks for donating your healthy molted feathers, very nice example.

Wendy, thanks for the bonus photo of gorgeous Niko!
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Hi I am trying these things for my Severe Macaw. You can make one of these from a sock

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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers


Is this considered plucking im scared for my grey ;(
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

How did the shaft look of the feather he removed? He could be molting. And even if he isn't, birds DO preen out lose feathers on a regular basis.
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

OMG Wendy he is so pretty.
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OMG Wendy he is so pretty.

Who, Christine????
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

i will take a pic of the feather but it doesnt look as if its damaged its breaking my heart and have a vet appointment but toward the end it looks intentional and im just not being able to accept that my baby is plucking
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

Niko. WOW those colors
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Re: Plucking: A Search For Answers

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i will take a pic of the feather but it doesnt look as if its damaged its breaking my heart and have a vet appointment but toward the end it looks intentional and im just not being able to accept that my baby is plucking
Please - take a deep breath and relax. Your grey looks to be in PERFECT feathers! As I've said before, birds DO remove lose/old feathers. That doesn't mean he's plucking.
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