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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. EthanBoha

    Lovebird feather picking, I need suggestions for toys

    My lovebird Romeo has started feather picking again and he needs new toys. Any suggestions?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. A

    Concern over feather

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone can give me an idea with my cockatiel. I got him only a few weeks ago and has had a blood feather after he bumped into something while flying around. The blood feather is now gone, and he seems to have healed nicely since then. However, as he flapped his wings...
  12. N

    Abnormal feather

    Hi, I have an 8yr old alexandrine parakeet. She has a deformity in her feathers from birth, in which some feathers would grow out twisted and is very painful for her. We have contacted some local vets and they don't have much idea on how we can cure her. It would be great if anyone here have any...
  13. McBird

    AA artists?

    I'm looking (for myself and my mom) for feather art. we have: a Cockatiel, Senegal, and Sun Conure. we're interested to see what's out there and what's going on with feather art. whether it's painting on feathers or using feathers to sculpt a bird (in a way). thanks a bunch, guys!
  14. McBird

    maybe molt time? :o

    looks like I'm about to start my feather collection!! I wonder how many baggies I'll end up with. :cool:
  15. taxidermynerd

    Chirp hurt himself, again!

    So this knuckle-head we all call Chirp has hurt himself yet again! I'm not sure why or how, but he dropped his longest tail feather. I checked and sure enough, he was bleeding! I pulled out my first aid kit and clean the area with a wet cotton ball. Then INSTEAD of styptic powder (I've...
  16. M

    Cockatiel feather plucking (scratching with beak) back feathers

    A while ago she was laying dozen eggs but she has stopped. I'm now seeing her scratching (with her beak) the back feathers mostly. I think it's called "feather plucking" but she's not bald or have bare skin. I have seen some feathers on the floor and on the cage. And, one or two feathers still...
  17. frogfoot

    Feather question

    I think I've noticed that Ruby's feathers break down more than normal. When she is preening she leaves a LOT of dust and feather fragments which I think is atypical based on comments from other Ekkie owners. She doesn't barber her feathers or anything and has full plumage, but whenever she loses...