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Clipped feathers wont grow back

Birblover7

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This is Anika. I bought her clipped in mid-january. I've been waiting and hoping her wings would regrow these past 5 months, but not a single feather. Every other cockatiel I know regrew their flight feathers in a matter of weeks. Because she cant fly, she's clumsy and broke off all her tail feathers. Is it normal she still hasn't regrow them, or should I worry? I feel horrible for her as she watches all my other birds fly. She also often falls on the ground and ends up stuck.
 

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It can take 6 to 18 months for birds to regrow enough flight feathers to regain flight. This is dependent on a lot of factors - if she was just clipped before you brought her home, for instance, that means you are waiting longer than if it had been a few months. They won't drop and replace all their flight feathers at once, and will only do a a couple sets at a time. Diet can also be a factor; a bird that is on a nutrient poor diet may molt less than a bird who has a nutrient rich diet. The body doesn't want to waste resources if it doesn't think it has any to spare!
 

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There is also a young bird phase where they are clumsy and break a lot of feathers while learning to fly in our houses. Both my birds were tailless until they got the hang of it.
 

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How is Anika now?
 
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