Odd looking feathers???

Xraysrrad

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Can anyone tell me what's up with these odd looking feathers on my baby's face?

He gets a shower regularly. (Most days he hops in the shower with me in the morning)

Suggestions???
 

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RavensGryf

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On the gold part under his eye, right? As far as what it looks like on the photo, those are new pinfeathers growing in :) In person, does it look like little white tube-like sheaths?
 
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Yes, they do. Will it hurt him if I try to help him remove?
 

Kyoto

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I would wait until the ends of them erupt with little feather tips to make sure they are ready, but yes you can help. Kyo loves when I help with hers :)
 

RavensGryf

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It won't hurt him, but you don't "need" to do anything. That reminds me of peeling open a flower bud to hurry it up lol. If you don't do anything, it will just fall off naturally when he preens :).
 

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some birds do not preen the head area as much and do need help.. mine included. you can just gently pinch along the length of the pin feather and it will disintegrate into dust. don't pull or twist.
 

RavensGryf

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English Budgie
some birds do not preen the head area as much and do need help.. mine included. you can just gently pinch along the length of the pin feather and it will disintegrate into dust. don't pull or twist.

Actually, no bird can preen their own heads! If a bird in nature (or for example my one untouchable budgie) has no partner or human caretaker for that matter, the pins will get scratched off by their foot, through bathing, or just break apart naturally. I'm not saying don't do it.
 

Chihuahua

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some birds do not preen the head area as much and do need help.. mine included. you can just gently pinch along the length of the pin feather and it will disintegrate into dust. don't pull or twist.

Actually, no bird can preen their own heads! If a bird in nature (or for example my one untouchable budgie) has no partner or human caretaker for that matter, the pins will get scratched off by their foot, through bathing, or just break apart naturally. I'm not saying don't do it.

I was counting foot scratching as preening.. lol
 

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