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pin feathers

  1. rygby07

    Urgent Macaw plucking pin feathers, but acting normal.

    Please help me out! I have a green-winged macaw I have owned for 5 years now. After his most recent molt I noticed that some of his feathers weren’t growing back in some places. I later noticed that every now and then when grooming himself, he would pull out a pin feather and eat it. Nothing in...
  2. Tina&Mill

    tons of Pin feathers? Is this normal?

    I was just spending time with Millie, and I noticed she has tons of pin feathers. Im confused, because you cant really see them unless you look closely. She allowed me to hold her, and I gently looked through her feathers and her back is COVERED in them. I would be happy to help her, but she...
  3. outmaww

    A ton of pin feathers

    My baby 'tiel (just finished weaning onto seeds) came home about two weeks ago, and he has a lot of pin feathers on his head. He has a big bundle of them alongside one of his cheekmarks. They look really bad, and when I scratch at them he seems to enjoy it. How do you go about preening your own...
  4. BabyBirdMa

    Urgent Bleeding pin feather help!

    So I was trying to preen Ms. Bailey using the video tutorials I saw on YouTube. I went to pop a pin feather. I thought it was ready. It was light in color and it started bleeding. It was only a little bit but it still freaked me out. I put a generous amount of kwick stop on it and it seems to...
  5. U

    Cinnamon conure having trouble moulting

    Hey guys, this is my first time on this forum, I really need some help!! My cinnamon conure, Frankie, is about 8 months old, I've had him since he was 4 weeks old. He's been having a lot of trouble moulting the past couple of months. His feathers seem to be perpetually stuck in their sheaths. I...
  6. conureluv

    Flight pinnies?

    My 10 month old gcc is clipped, and I couldn’t help but notice some white tubular “pin feathers” (?). Is this the start of his wing molt? that was from yesterday. They look more whiter and fuller today.
  7. tezz

    A few concerns

    Hey! First time poster on this forum so sorry if this is in the wrong section. So I have a lovely little lovebird called Levi. I'm not sure if Levi's a male or a female as I haven't had him sexed yet but I default to calling him a he. I got him from a well known breeder in my area. When I got...
  8. bird_mama

    Pictures Really bad molt?

    How to I get rid of them? Is it her diet? She REFUSES to let me near them, so helping her isn’t an option. :bignono:I just don’t want her to possibly be uncomfortable...
  9. Skyandkiwi

    Is my budgies forehead okay?

    Hey everyone, Can someone please reassure me that sky’s forehead is just normal moulting? It’s never been this bad before and I have also noticed that she has many pin feathers on her wings. Her tail feathers have came out as well and I am guessing that new ones will grow back soon. I have seen...
  10. LoveToki

    Pin feathers

    I tried searching this topic please link me if this has been discussed. Moki has a ton of pin feathers coming in and of course I googled but it was a bit vague about WHEN I should be helping to remove the casing. When I pet her they are very visible but when shes just standing normal I hardly...
  11. D

    Urgent Old cockatiel can't preen any longer

    My cockatiel, Zoe, is 20 years old now. She has been progressively getting worse, starting 2 or so years ago with some feathers right above her tail on her lower back that she was unable to preen, resulting in permanent pin feathers. Attached two photos, where you can see the many pin feathers...
  12. ConureMom95

    Preening and Pin feathers help!

    Recently adopted a rescue African Grey. It’s been a lot of work but I’ve finally gotten him to trust me enough to cuddle and give scratches. The problem now is the absurd amount of pin feathers on his head and neck! It’s been awhile since he’s had any body close enough to work on those babies...
  13. scremme

    Pictures Scary Bump (>_<)

    Hello guys, I’m hoping for some more opinions on something! A few months ago, I adopted a sweet baby boy and named him Cricket. He is currently about 4 months old and is going through his first molt. He has many pin feathers on and around his head right now, so the other night, I was...
  14. hrafn

    Helping with pinnies

    Taco has a LOT of pin feathers on his head and neck that he can't reach himself, and any time I'm giving him scritches and try to help pinch or twist the sheaths off he yells at me and pulls away like it hurts. Short of getting a second macaw who can preen him (lol), is there a way I can help...
  15. 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...
  16. R

    Untame bird molting

    My quaker parrot lucy doesn't trust us yet. She came from a previous owner who got too old to care for her, and shes going through her first molt in our care. I can tell shes in pain or discomfort as she screams alot more than usual, bites, and is overall cranky. I want to help with her...
  17. Littlelovebird

    Pin feather broke off

    Hi guys, My little BUck is going through a molt and has lots of pin feathers on his neck. While he was scratching his neck with his foot one of the pin feather broke off. Theres no blood, I dont think it was still attached to a blood vessel and if so it must have been really at the base or...
  18. LydiaB

    How to Help Eddie Through his Molt?

    Eddie has recently started his big yearly molt. I can see all the little pin feathers on his head and I feel so bad because it looks like its really uncomfortable. I really want to help him, but I'm not sure how besides giving him access to baths frequently. Any other tips to help him have a...
  19. Kristen kneifl

    New Parrent To Forum

    Hello, About 2 months ago, I was reading a local neighborhood post. A woman had found a small parrot and could not locate the owners. Other people had replied already, saying the were rescues or had experience and would take the bird. Without any information, I too replied and offer to raise...
  20. 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...