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Ah, molting season.

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I swear there’s no stress quite like have a cockatoo that barbers during molting season.

The bird room looks like a pillow exploded. And then there’s me, checking every feather to make sure it’s dropped and not a plucked one.

Someone commiserate with me and my anxiety please :arghh: :banghead:
 

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Is this her first big molt with you honestly I feel you pip moulted so much more than remi then he first came I crapped myself took him to vets made my hubby look at him 50times a day thought he was plucking

it’s getting warmer maybe that’s fetched on a moult
 

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Meanwhile I’m over here begging my conure to molt. Drop the clipped flight feathers pleaseeeeeeeee
 

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Maybe @Sarahmoluccan could offer some insight.

Do you follow @Danita on social media? She makes lots of short videos, not sure if she's ever made one about this but maybe, worth having a look through :tup:
 

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Echo is currently molting now. There is a ton of little feathers and few big ones. He looks pretty much the same thou. Unless you're seeing bald patch pop up I wouldn't stress about. I know easier said than done. :bighug:
 

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I'm the same in regards to feather mutilation - I stare at Cotton approximately 10000 times per day to see if he's letting any feathers at all stick around, even though he's very obviously still naked lol
 

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It can be so disheartening to see Rhubarb barbering away the pretty new feather that replaced the one she had barbered ragged. :(
 

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I agree! Cotton usually leaves his gorgeous iridescent blue tail feathers to grow super long but within a couple months starts chewing those too :/ It's especially hard seeing him destroy flight feathers after letting them all grow in for a while.
 

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I agree! Cotton usually leaves his gorgeous iridescent blue tail feathers to grow super long but within a couple months starts chewing those too :/ It's especially hard seeing him destroy flight feathers after letting them all grow in for a while.
Aww cotton please leave your beautiful feathers alone
I do think he’s super gorgeous way he is though his face cracks me up like a grumpy old man but then the grumpy old men at work are my favourites probably because I live with a grumpy man :rofl:
 

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Aw, do you know why Isadora barbers?
 

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Aw, do you know why Isadora barbers?
I wish I knew. She’s apparently been doing it for years, her previous owners said their (holistic, not avian certified :cautious: ) vet told them she “sucks on her feathers for comfort, like a baby sucking its thumb.” Which is definitely a bit of a weird take… my and my (certified) vets theory is that she didn’t have enough enrichment and had some stress since she shared a cage with a lorikeet, as she’s definitely barbering less since she’s been with me. We think that now I’m just battling years of habit.
 

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I don't have cockatoo but Bebe is feather king of the moult right now, Holy buckets feathers everywhere. Vacuum pick up vacuum again. And cranky crabby too boot.
 
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