1. Joeypac

    Molting or plucking

    Hello 👋🏻 I have a 5 year old Sun Conure. She has only been with me for 2 months now. She is preening a decent amount lately and Im looking for some reassurance. She has lost a wing feather, multiple down feathers and also feathers on her chest. She doesn't have any bald spots and is taking baths...
  2. threat2society

    weird (barbered?) feathers

    I've written about this problem a few months ago, but it was just a couple feathers. Now they're all over my almost 1 y.o. CAG's body. I don't think she could've done that herself, because only new feathers look like that. i noticed that when a new feather is almost ready, it's already like...
  3. T

    Ringneck feathers

    Hi everyone, Please can someone have a look at my babies feathers and tell me if this is normal. He is a pied ringneck and just turned two in September. He had a healthly diet. Sprouts, veg, fruit, pellets seeds however I noticed his feathers are getting blackish.
  4. BellaLikesBirds

    Biggest Parrot Species Feather

    Hi there! I really dont know where to post this but I'm wondering what parrot species have the largest feathers. Any types of feathers - primary, secondary, breast, etc. - just not underflooflies haha. Just a curious thought. I'm assuming it'd probably be some sort of macaw or cockatoo, but...
  5. Quetki

    Pin Feathers...??

    Can someone tell me if these are pin feathers? (sorry for the bad pictures he was moving lots. He likes to chew on my phone instead of letting me take a picture of him.)
  6. C

    Help! My lovebirds have these weird bright spots on their heads

    f These three siblings were born in January, so they're about 5 months old now. We had to remove them from their mother because they were getting plucked by her. You can see it in the green bird that his head is all funky, he was half bald for many months. I don't know if it's their colours...
  7. SleepyLuca

    What should i do about a Broken tail feather?

    My almost two year old conure has a broken tail feather and it won’t fall out. I can tell it’s bothering him because he won’t leave it alone, but I don’t know how to help him. Is there a way I could maybe trim it off or pluck it? I really don’t wanna hurt him and I don’t want him to have this...
  8. M

    Concerned my CAG has started plucking :(

    Concerned my CAG has started plucking :( Advice please. My CAG Zelda is just over 2 years old. Always very happy and active. I make sure she has lots of out-of-cage time and plenty of interaction, and when she is in her cage she has a variety of toys for chewing and foraging. I also give...
  9. K

    how can i tell which pin feathers are ok?

    so my grey is a single parrot, and he depends on me to hold very still while i scratch his head and check for pin feathers. the problem is that he also very twitchy and its hard for me to get a good look at his head. even then becuase he is a gray bird its hard for me to pinpoint which...
  10. R

    Looking for feather photos

    Hi there folks, I'm making a card game about Aesop's vain crow/jackdaw - gathering all types of feathers and dressing himself up. I have found heaps of pictures of peacock feathers, pheasant feathers... now am trying to do other suits of cards, particularly macaw and Eclectus parrot. Next I will...
  11. B

    GCC plucking, overpreening, or off-season molting?

    I am "boarding" GCC Kona for a few months while her owner is abroad. She has been losing feathers since (and before) she arrived with me, even though it's not time for her usual molt according to her owner. She was with someone else for ~3 weeks before coming to me, and that person really...
  12. A

    African grey feather problem :(

    My African grey has been over preening and I find a lot of down like feathers on the floor (not big ones). Her feathers look droopy and she’s constantly itching herself and looks uncomfortable when itching. I think she may have mites as the vet said that she’s completely healthy. I doubt it’s a...
  13. A

    African grey feathers (need help)

    My African grey after laying a couple eggs in a four month period started having bald patches under her wings and her wings look a lot more tattered. I also noticed she doesn’t pick her feathers but rather preens and tatters them. She has pin feathers coming under her wings in slight bald...
  14. C

    Plucking or losing feathers?

    I have a cag that is 35 yrs old. In the last year h started to get some tiny red feathers on different places on his body. Now, in the last month or so he is getting bald spots. I haven't seen him plucking so not sure why this is happening. Would love any i sight to why this is hppening...
  15. E

    Bald under wings

    I have a 9 year old rosella that has pretty big bald patches under both his wings, he's been to the vet for multiple tests including beak and feather disease, mites and liver disease but all came back clear. My vet doesn't seem to think it's caused by plucking because there's no irritation, and...
  16. dhraiden

    UnRuffledRx Feathered Up - how to entice to be eaten on dry foods?

    Earlier tonight my GCC Mochi got more than the usual errant white underfluff feather lunging (she's nesty/hormonal/the dominant one) at Mango my Gold Capped while they were roaming around the couch as we all sat watching TV; she plucked out about eight feathers or so, all from around his left...
  17. A

    Black shades seen on the head of my baby Alex

    Hi All, I have a 3 month old baby Alexandrine - Coco. I recently noticed the feather on his head seems to have some black shades and its prominent. I have attached an image too. We are under extremely strict lockdown due to Corona. Any one who could put some light here would be really healful...
  18. M

    15 week old loosing feathers

    Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and have owned birds in the past including IRN. I have never had a bird from a baby. My little bird is called Jelly and she is currently 15 weeks old (from hatching) My worry is she (or he) scratches alot and is starting the get little white fluffy patches...
  19. W


    I have two green cheek conures with the same set up but only one has healthy looking feathers. Is it over preening, dry skin, or diet?
  20. S

    Question re. white feathers

    I have a black headed caique, around 7 months now. All is great, eats healthy, plays all day and has bonded very well with me and the family :) I have a question however as regards the white feathers on his chest as his are still quite yellow/ grey. Is it normal for this age? He eats a pellet...