Molting or plucking

Joeypac

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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 when she has the opportunity. I have plenty of toys to keep her mind busy and shes out ouf her cage for as much as I can. Around 6 hours a day. I'm trying to figure out if she is starting a molt or if she is plucking the feathers herself. I attached a photo of the variety of feathers that I have. There are more feathers though. I also attached a picture of her showing her chest. I appreciate any help. Thanks again!
 

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Hi and welcome. Sun conures are so cool, my favorite conure type.

Iv never owned a conure before but i dont think they are known for plucking their own feathers. Iv never heard of one doing that but i could be wrong. Unless you see your bird plucking then it's probably just molting
 

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Because there's no blood on the feathers and no visible bald spots, I'd say that she's just molting
 
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Thank you for the help and peice of mind!
 

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