Normal Flock Preening Behavior or Unusual?

MaryBirdMom

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Northwest Arkansas
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Moe: Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure, rescued 3 years ago
Holly: Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure hatched October 22, 2019
Hi all!
I have two female GCCs who are finally getting along well enough to preen each other peacefully, but one of them (the older female that we have had 3+ years) is not just preening her flock mate’s head but also her tail, back, wings, and even using the baby’s (who is 4 months) preening gland to preen her.
Is this normal? I’ve never had more than one bird before and have only seen pictures/videos of birds preening each other’s heads/necks.

Anyone else experienced this? An internet search and search of the forum yielded no results.

Thanks!

Mary
 
Preening is fun....!

Two females two years apart in age.

No pics but they sometimes preen wings, tails, etc.

:gcc: + :gcc:
 

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