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  1. cinnamon

    Pictures Blood Feathers on my 5 Month old

    hello! so i’ve had my cockatiel for 3 months now! he is 5 months old and his name is cinnamon. he is molting right now and i was wondering is it okay to pinch off the white end of the pin feather if it’s not done growing? not pinch off the growing part the white part. because his pins are...
  2. N

    Rough feathers

    Hi all, I got a new baby last week. She’s 11 weeks old n full of love. It didn’t even take 10 mins for her to bid with me. When she came home, I noticed that her feathers looks bit weird to me. The are rough in appearance n have this weird split ends. Has anyone seen this in their cockatiel...
  3. AkasyaEllric

    IRN Feathers Changing Color

    I know typically a color change should mean a vet visit but this guy, Idris, is my parents bird otherwise I would be taking him with me for Ollie and Diggle's appointment Friday. He use to be the bright blue all over his body but during his latest molt he's been turning gray, and in a lot of...
  4. Mo Amjad

    Ringneck growling and attacking his own feathers

    Hey guys my ringnecks seems to sometime growl Kind've aggressively and looks like he is attacking himself while preening should I be worried?.
  5. Willzan

    Urgent Broken feather

    Hello everyone. I have an issue with my bird, so today when i came home i saw that my Blue and Gold Macaw had dripped some bloodstains on a perch and a little bit on the floor of the cage. It was not much at all as i just cleaned tha cage so it was just a few drops. When i checked him i saw that...
  6. Hoshi

    Bird's feathers molting before they are completely preened

    Today my bird molted a second feather that didn't look like it was ready to be molted, as the shaft wasn't preened down all the way. I'm a little concerned because my bird was clipped as a baby and should have just grown these flight feathers in, but is already losing them. (IRN, 13 months) the...
  7. Dragonloverjas

    Pictures Weird coloured feathers

    so my female eclectus plucks a bit, (it’s not very bad) and I have noticed that she has a lot of green and blue at the end of her wings. I think this is visible because of her plucking, as it isn’t visible on the other wing. I would like to know if anyone can tell me what’s wrong? I know that...
  8. Dostc426

    What Is Your Opinion On Blood Feathers?

    Hello everyone! I have endured several years of my sun conure being incredibly clumsy, and as a result, fractured/broken blood feathers amuck! At first we were extremely worried about them and would pull them out immediately more out of fear than for logic's sake. However as the years have gone...
  9. Tari&Miguel

    Urgent Weird feathers

    Miguel my cockatiel molts weird. His feathers must be damaged at the follicles???
  10. F

    GIANT white feather?

    Hello everyone! My green cheek conure is about a year old now. Since I’ve had him he’s had a single white/yellowish stubby feather at the base of his tail, it seems to be growing but at an extraordinarily slow speed and seems to be fluffy and life it’s growing right out of this skin (never seen...
  11. Hoshi

    Olive Oil? Looking for Foods that Promote Strong and Healthy Feathers

    My bird has a problem. He enjoys ((trying)) to fly. He was cared for improperly at his breeder and his feathers were cut off his wings in a very sloppy manner. In short, he can't fly. He finds jumping off his cage and flapping rapidly to be a good past time. Unfortunately for him, that hasn't...
  12. Hoshi

    Blood Feather?

    I was just holding my bird and I noticed this bleeding feather on the inside of his wing. Is it okay? It has a really long shaft and is bloody at the top.
  13. maimaie

    Need Help: Feather Hair Clip

    I am getting married in March. Actually I am already married, but we never had a wedding, so we are having a wedding in March. I am trying to incorporate our fid and cat since they are very important to us both, but obviously cannot attend. Since I have a TON of GCC feathers from the past 6...
  14. RiccaE

    Help, baby green cheek conure tail feathers lightening

    I have an 8 week old baby yellow sided green cheek conure. I got him a week and a half ago. His tail feathers are really lightening and losing the black to them. The place where I got him told me that doesn't happen and isn't any sign of vitamin deficiency or anything. Something has to be...
  15. P

    911 Bleeding... Again

    This happened before about a year ago, if I had to guess around the same time as now, after my canary's molt (stopped seeing loose tail feathers in/around his cage). What happened was he bites his back, but he doesn't know when to stop and it got to the point where he started bleeding a...
  16. tacotaco

    Pictures Why does this keep happening?????

    So my bird has just gotten over his first molt. Stressful, hormonal and cranky. But in the end we made it thru ok. He looks great and it gave him a chance ( us a chance ) to experience what flight feathers bring to the table. Since December he has lost three of his new feathers, making him very...
  17. Whoviana

    Preen, preen, preen

    Sunflower was preening today when she pulled out a tail feather (she's molting). This didn't stop her though. She continued to preen the feather for a while until she dropped it. I guess it was easier to preen it that way.
  18. EthanBoha

    Lovebird feather picking, I need suggestions for toys

    My lovebird Romeo has started feather picking again and he needs new toys. Any suggestions?
  19. O

    plucking or molting? not sure

    hello everyone that's reading this, i appreciate you stopping by. i'm a bit new to bird ownership, having adopted my green cheek conure, nova, nearly four months ago (time flies by so quickly!) about a month ago, when he turned five months old, he started losing a lot of his white downy...
  20. Andreea

    Macaw feathers going black

    Hi, My 2 year old B&G macaw, Jay, is having some feather issues. They've been getting worse over the last few weeks and I'm worried. Quite a lot of her feathers are turning black. She gets a variety of fruit in her cage changed regularly (everything is on the ok list for her to eat - I check...