So I've had Fred for about a year now. He came from a rescue and based on his vocabulary (mostly cursing and yelling at himself) I don't think he had it good before. However he has been eating healthy and doing well since I got him. The last week or so he's had what looks to me like overly preening his wing feathers. It leaves them looking messy and frayed at the tips and edges of his wings only. I haven't seen him over preen however so it could be as simple as him playing rough. (He's a huge fan of his orbit and bashing around inside it) Now when I got him he did have a big wing clip, probably more clipped than he should have been and I've been letting them grow out. Could his bad clip from all that time ago be bothering him in any way? I may be completely over thinking this lol. His feathers just always looked so well until this week when they looked frayed. He's been doing so well. He barely spends any time in his cage now whereas before he was totally cage bound with fear. He gets healthy foods, lots and lots of enrichment items, etc. He does have his annual vet appt next week so he'll be getting checked out regardless. I was just curious what could cause this fraying. Please excuse the horrible photo. Fred is still very afraid of cell phones so I had to get creative.