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It's Mohit Gaur here from India, I adopted " shine" a month ago, she's an awesome lutino cockatiel and when i got her, she was having lice issue already! :-( We used bird safe anti lice solutions and that really helped, we used it twice, but I don't think lice are gone completely or maybe eggs are there! She was preening more than normal though it wasn't too much, and now we got a big cage for her, shifted her location and new toys! And in new cage we noticed a few little feathers, for last 3-4 days 4-5 little feathers at the bottom of the Cage! I found her chewing one and immediately took it out! Today when she flew around the room one feather came out...a big one, and then when we let her come out of her cage again later in the day, another big one feather came out! I am attaching pictures of her feathers- Are they plucked or is she molting? Do lice have a role in it or new changes? And what should I do?
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Re: Plucking hair or molt?

Hi and welcome to the forum! How old is she?? It looks to me that she is molting. Do3snt look to me as she chewed them. You're finding little underflufffy feathers too?



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Re: Plucking hair or molt?

I don't know her age but I believe she's under 1 year! Will you please clarify what you mean by underfluffy feathers?
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Hi and welcome to the forum! How old is she?? It looks to me that she is molting. Do3snt look to me as she chewed them. You're finding little underflufffy feathers too?



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Re: Plucking hair or molt?

LOL sorry about that with the "underfluffy" thing..those would be the little body feathers you are finding in the cage. I would assume it is her first molt if she is about a ear old. That was about the time BB started his first molt too. I got him when he was 4.5 months old.
Yes I'd say she is doing a molt.




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Re: Plucking hair or molt?

I see no evidence of her "barbering" (chewing) her feathers.. looks like they just fell out on their own. Can you post a picture of Shine? We love cockatiels here







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LOL sorry about that with the "underfluffy" thing..those would be the little body feathers you are finding in the cage. I would assume it is her first molt if she is about a ear old. That was about the time BB started his first molt too. I got him when he was 4.5 months old.
Yes I'd say she is doing a molt.




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Yes, I am finding little body feathers so I do believe it maybe her first molt! If she's molting then a lotsa preparations need to done and I will start that extra care immediately :-) Just a thing, what you think about that lice angle? Isn't it a possibility that she's plucking them out because lice still hurts!

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And I am uploading her pics rn
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I see no evidence of her "barbering" (chewing) her feathers.. looks like they just fell out on their own. Can you post a picture of Shine? We love cockatiels here







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LOL sorry about that with the "underfluffy" thing..those would be the little body feathers you are finding in the cage. I would assume it is her first molt if she is about a ear old. That was about the time BB started his first molt too. I got him when he was 4.5 months old.
Yes I'd say she is doing a molt.




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Yes, I am finding little body feathers so I do believe it maybe her first molt! If she's molting then a lotsa preparations need to done and I will start that extra care immediately :-) Just a thing, what you think about that lice angle? Isn't it a possibility that she's plucking them out because lice still hurts!

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I suppose lice could be a factor. I'm no expert here,but I'd think Shines feathers would look chewed if she was hurting or in pain. There are commercial bath/remedies for lice available.
Then again,a trip to a CERTIFIED Avian Vet would be best,to do a "wellness check" on Shine,then he/she can determine exactly if Shine is infected with lice,or anything else.


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I see no evidence of her "barbering" (chewing) her feathers.. looks like they just fell out on their own. Can you post a picture of Shine? We love cockatiels here







jim
Here are some pics of shine with my younger brother
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Re: Plucking hair or molt?

Also, We have visited Vet twice in this period of one month :-) They called her perfectly healthy and recommended lice treatment and we tried those sprays too (they were bird safe ofcourse) but at that time these falling feathers weren't there they started almost two weeks after that!
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LOL sorry about that with the "underfluffy" thing..those would be the little body feathers you are finding in the cage. I would assume it is her first molt if she is about a ear old. That was about the time BB started his first molt too. I got him when he was 4.5 months old.
Yes I'd say she is doing a molt.




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Yes, I am finding little body feathers so I do believe it maybe her first molt! If she's molting then a lotsa preparations need to done and I will start that extra care immediately :-) Just a thing, what you think about that lice angle? Isn't it a possibility that she's plucking them out because lice still hurts!

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I suppose lice could be a factor. I'm no expert here,but I'd think Shines feathers would look chewed if she was hurting or in pain. There are commercial bath/remedies for lice available.
Then again,a trip to a CERTIFIED Avian Vet would be best,to do a "wellness check" on Shine,then he/she can determine exactly if Shine is infected with lice,or anything else.


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