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Old 03-09-2014, 04:04 PM
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Is this molting or plucking?

Captain Jack will be a year old this April. Recently I have noticed a lot of feather shedding. Today in the back close to the legs and the very backside (closest to the tail I noticed a bunch of down feathers. I plan on talking to my vet tomorrow and inform her of this but I was wondering if this sounds like a normal molt or not. There is no down feathers showing on his chest etc.

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:34 PM
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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

If you feel a lot of pins its molting.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:00 PM
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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

A photo would help.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:06 AM
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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

I took a picture of the area. I had to move the wings out of the way in order for it to be seen clearly.

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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

The photo seems blurry to me but from what I can see it probably is a molt. Look for pin feathers.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:19 PM
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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

Hard to tell. Probably just a heavy molt if there is pin feathers too though.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:06 PM
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Re: Is this molting or plucking?

Just to post a update I took Captain Jack to the vet to get his nails trimmed. The vet looked him over and said he is molting right now.

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