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Old 03-26-2019, 04:02 PM
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Plucking or Molting?

Recently Iíve noticed some feathers missing on my quakers left leg. The rest of his body appears to be fine but as the days have been passing more and more feathers have dissapeares off of his leg. I fear that he may be plucking, altough he hasnít been acting out of the norm, so Iím also considering the possibility of molting. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I want to help him ASAP.
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Re: Plucking or Molting?

I would recommend seeing an avian vet if you want to help him asap. It looks like molting with a possible hint of irritation. Observe him closely, watch for excessive picking or scratching. The pins look normal to me, however i'm not a vet.
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Re: Plucking or Molting?

I would second the vet visit---just to be safe, get a CBC and and PBFD test done...It could be any number of things, but the reassuring thing (thus far) is that all of the lost feathers appear to be inn reachable places..
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