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  1. Mo Amjad

    Body marks?

    Hey guys I'm a little concerned on why my Ringneck has these black lines on his stomach is this normal?. He's out most of the time throughout the day and I usually have him busy as some of you may find him familiar. Can this be a sign of feather plucking I don't think so because he's usually...
  2. Littlelovebird

    Losing feathers and used ones

    Hi guys! My lovebird is losing feathers. Nothing to worry this happens ever year. But this time he lost a lot on his tail and the new ones are growing in weird angles. He is also at an age were he likes to release a lot of tension apparently lol. And by hopping on a cushion some feathers now...
  3. F

    Urgent lovebird bleeding a lot but now stabilized

    Hello guys. I've just created this account because im really desperate for answers as I dont know what to do, today I went over to see my lovebird thats 2yo, raised by my family, and i noticed blood on the bottom of the cage and he was bleeding a lot from the tail part, I then applied a saline...
  4. Khizz

    Pictures Feather deco idea

    @Zara recently posted something about using bird feathers...well today I was looking around for something to make my mini terrarium look pretty, and saw my jar of bird feathers...and voilà! Feathery planter! Alas, Jeff doesn't moult as much as Mabel so it's just yellow feathers for now! I just...
  5. M

    Sudden feather loss???

    I adopted a Panama Amazon about 7-8 months ago, she’s 19 years old (20 on May 9th!) and very sweet and loving. Not a plucker. For context, I work during the day, and occasionally at night too. I always come back and spend time with her before she gets out to bed to make up for that. Our system...
  6. 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...
  7. J

    Is my budgie okay?

    Hi everyone, i hope someone can help me. I have to budgies and they are around 3 and 4 years old, the older one is male and called Coco and the younger is female and called Zoey. For the past 1,5 years Zoey has occasionally portrayed different behaviour, and has a different appearance. Her...
  8. Y

    Canary cysts on wings help

    I have just recently bought a canary and discovered 2 cysts, caused by ingrowing feathers, one on each place where the shoulder would be in the wings, after much research I am left with a decision, do I keep picking the feathers out every time they appear, risking infection each time they do...
  9. R

    Bent then broken tail feather

    My baby GCC had a bent tail feather. It was roughly a 45 degree angle for a few days. Today when I changed his cage bottom, I noticed the feather had either broken off at the bend mark, or did he maybe chew it off? Is it normal for a bent feather to break off and will he be okay with just the...
  10. Atomiklan

    Pictures Head feathers

    Need some tips. So Lada is one of those weird eckies that scratches and loses her feathers on top of head all the time. Dont worry about that in this picture, vet says shes fine and its a rare thing with them. That's not the question, but it is related. She is growing them back in as you can...
  11. WallyCockatiel

    Bird’s pin feathers

    I have a 6-month old, wing-clipped male cockatiel (you can see him in my profile pic), he hasn’t molted yet. I noticed ever since we got him (about 3 months ago) he has these pin feathers all around his neck and head. He is super comfortable with me touching him but I never gave him a scritch...
  12. Rainbowspritex

    Urgent Conure - White feathers?

    Good afternoon, My mother's green cheeked conure usually has such green, vibrant feathers but in the last week his feathers have begun to turn yellow and white. We have a vet appointment on Friday but any advice ahead of that would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully the before and after photos...
  13. Whoviana

    Ruffled vs. Fluffed

    What is the difference between ruffled feathers and fluffed feathers? Sunflower often fluffs her feathers while she is perching. This is usually accompanied by beak clicking and standing on one foot. I'm wondering what the difference is between happy fluffing and sick ruffling?
  14. CupcakeKeator

    To Clip or Not To Clip...

    Hey everyone! So quick question here. My little bird is a year old now and his wings have finally grown back from when the breeder clipped them. 1. How many of you keep your birbs wings clipped? and if so, what are the benefits you feel to keeping them clipped? 2. How many of you leave your...
  15. rwong

    Overpreening pionus?

    Here's Charlie - we adopted him in 2016 so he's been with us almost 2 years now! He's 16 this year, and always been neurotic. He chews off all his wing feathers and all but one tail feather. Since last year - we noticed some of his feathers have black edges, and none of our foster birds have...
  16. Z

    Black dots on legs

    I’m wondering if anyone has seen this before on a lovebird. I haven’t actually witnessed my lovebird scratching or biting his legs, but one of them is naked and has strange black dots on it; they look buried under the skin. I’m not sure if that’s just new feathers coming in or what. I wanted to...
  17. Atomiklan

    Feather growth rate

    How fast do feathers usually grow back in? There are probably a few conditionals here such as if the feather falls out on its own (or pushed out as I have heard is possible sometimes with older large feathers) versus being plucked out. Also there may be a difference between species and also a...
  18. K

    Kakarikis Feathers

    I own 2 kakarikis, female and male (female shown in my profile picture!) but my male seems to have very ugly, to say feathers. He was like this ever since I purchased him and I think he might be moulting. They are about 1 year old do kakarikis moult when they are 1 year old or if not is there...
  19. music2music

    Possibly sick?

    My parakeet has been having poop stuck to his vent for almost a week. It started off as diharrea, which was a one night only thing. He started to lose more feathers since yesterday (2/7) and I have to bribe him with millet now to get on my hand, which never happened when I initially got him. My...
  20. music2music

    Always having pin feathers?

    My parakeet has always seemed to have at least a few pin feathers on his head since the first time he molted. Are these just stubborn and not falling out or is it because he doesn't like me rubbing his face and helping them come off? Or maybe it's because he hasn't cared for the fruits or...
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