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Urgent New tail feather looks different

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by memonde, 8/16/18.

  1. memonde

    memonde Checking out the neighborhood

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    Hello!
    My budgie is about 3 months old, and he's growing new tail feather. He lost both tail feather when I got him, but at that time the vet (avian specialised) said it's alright, he'll grow back.
    However, I realised that one of the tail quills looks different. From the attached picture, you can see that the right tail feather seems to have a longer quill than the left one. I'm not sure is it normal, and hopefully someone can help to let me know what might cause this and should I bring him to the vet.
    Except this, my bird is absolutely fine (great appetite, singing, and playing) and not showing any abnormal behaviour (no sign of over-excessive preening, nor sign of skin problem).
    Really appreciate!
     

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  2. TikiMyn

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    That is normal:) It seems to me one feather is just further developped then the other:) So your baby is fine!
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  3. NirAntae

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    To be honest, I'm not even quite sure what you're concerned about... nothing looks out of the ordinary at all. XD

    Regardless, feathers will have a bit of variation from one to the next, especially when they are brand new. Unless his feathers are visibly 'wrong'/deformed, I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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