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  1. Isabella

    Biggest Parrot Species Feathers

    Hi there! I really dont know where to post this but I'm wondering what parrot species have the largest feathers. Any types of feathers - primary, secondary, breast, etc. - just not underflooflies haha. Just a curious thought. I'm assuming it'd probably be some sort of macaw or cockatoo, but...
  2. R

    Is this pineapple conure ok?

    I just bought this pineapple conure from an online store, to me it looks like, there is some issue with this individual, his feather colours are way too dull, he is eating normally, and seems to behave normally. I'm planning to include multivitamin in his diet, to see if he improves. Please...
  3. HemlokHex

    What strange mutation is this???

    Hi All! Yesterday I picked up a pair of babies from a breeder for possible future breeding. This lil dude seems to have a strange feather texture, like those of lorikeet head feathers. The tip of each feather on his rump and body are elongated, and some head feathers have a black dot on the...
  4. Tenleigh

    Help! Is this normal?

    My cockatiel is molting and this just fell on the floor. I was so confused was this is and why is it so long. The breeder clipped all the birds wings before giving them away, but other than that I never will clip my birds wings. Please help me I’m a new bird owner and no idea what this is.
  5. Tenleigh

    Blood on head

    My cockatiel has blood on his head. It’s hard to see in the photo but you can see it. He’s only 5 months and i don’t think he can have Pin feather or blood feathers?? He seems fine, he’s talking, climbing, eating and drinking. I just noticed this a hour ago. Should i be worried? Again you cant...
  6. O

    Male canary plucking obsessively. Help needed!

    Hi bird folks, Last week I discovered that my male canary, 3 yo., plucked bald a big area around his tail and lower back. I'm shocked since he's a very active bird, sings every day and chirps a lot, has a large (relatively to his size) cage, and doesn't seem bored. It was difficult to notice...
  7. T

    Need Urgent Help With My Budgie Who Has Just Lost His Companion

    Hello there you guys! I hope you are all doing well today! Very unfortunately, my little buddy has just lost his mate 2 days ago :( Ever since her passing, my budgie has been very unlike himself and unusual! He is usually such a big foodie, but now he doesn't even go to eat or drink water by...
  8. Tenleigh

    Feather problem

    My 4 month cockatiel have been losing tiny feathers. This just started last night, he’s too young for molting. He lost about 15 feather (in 3 hours) this morning while cleaning himself. He never losses feather for 4 months I had him. Should I be worried? Is he feather plucking? Here’s some of...
  9. Tincrow

    Feather Imping

    Does anyone know of any place that does feather imping for parrots in the United States? I'm in Oregon, and I've tried to find a place that does with no luck. I was hoping to donate some flight feathers to somewhere that does it, if they would take them.
  10. M

    Health help!

    Hello I hope I am posting this in the right section but I do need help with my two eclectus. I had just gotten these two over the weekend. I am including pictures. I would love some input… to me the female looks in bad shape. Male might be molting? Do they look very sick? Female isn’t as active...
  11. katm89

    Feather Up Supplement

    Hi all! I was wondering if any of you have tried this supplement for feather regrowth and molting support. I have used it for a couple years and have had good success supporting my conure through his molt. My avian vet recently recommended stopping it and only giving vetomega oil, but my birds...
  12. MarieBux

    Cockatiel plucking after laying eggs

    Hello everyone, I'm a becoming increasingly concerned as my female cockatiel daisy has been plucking on her chest feathers and a bit around the top of her legs. Daisy also laid her first egg on the first of July. She had a cluch of 4 egg which we're fertile. On the 28th of July her first egg...
  13. Shack

    Growing the wrong type of feather?

    My 'tiel is currently going through her (or at least I think it's a her) first molt. Recently I've noticed that on her wings she's growing 1 feather that is longer and thinner than the ones that are right next to it, almost looking like a primary flight feather. She has one of those on each wing...
  14. Z

    I can't understand what is that and how to treat

    Hello dear lovebird lovers. My guy Rio has a problem. But we don't understand what it this, what caused this or what to do. As seen in the pictures, there is a molted/sparsed/feather-lost area above his wings/shoulders. It started around 6-7 months ago. At first, we thought it was seasonal...
  15. P

    Help, what is this hard little bump near her eye???

    I found this recently when I was giving her scritches. There is a hard, little nubbly bump near her eye. It is pinkish grey, hard, protrudes, and irregular shape. There is a little white ring indent on it, which I assume is a follicle?? She's never had something like this before. Can someone...
  16. J

    Is my bird moulting?

    When I was scriting my pearl whiteface tiels head I felt something spiky. I can't really see the feather's that come out because of her greyish white colourations. I also spotted a few small feathers at the bottom of her cage. So is she moulting?
  17. parrotman

    Red feather on head, currently molting

    I Found a red feather on rocky's head, he's currently molting as of now, he's been getting all his essential vitamins and minerals, even fish oil as he was plucking, can the red feather be a red flag for something to panic over?, just curious about the red feather
  18. Pastel

    Urgent Red spot on new baby budgie feather

    Hi, So I just saw a medium sized (like a penny) red (or pink) spot when my new baby budgie (I got him today and the guy at the shop had to take him with his hand to put him in the box, after that she was in her transport box for almost 30 minutes). It's located on it's feathers but I only saw...
  19. P

    How to clean birds face feathers from medicine

    I have a question that I can’t seem to find online hoping someone could help me out. I was prescribed antibiotics for two parakeets after finding out one had a crop infection.Thankfully they seem to be doing better so far after 4 days but the medicine looks like it’s staining the feathers...
  20. hilarys

    Kip is missing some feathers??

    It's just this odd little stripe, like when people take a line out of their eyebrows. It didn't look like this this morning, but just now when I fed him I saw it. He must have done it himself, there's nothing sharp in his brooder. Is this enough to warrant a vet visit or am I being overly...
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