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Kip is missing some feathers??

hilarys

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It's just this odd little stripe, like when people take a line out of their eyebrows. It didn't look like this this morning, but just now when I fed him I saw it. He must have done it himself, there's nothing sharp in his brooder. Is this enough to warrant a vet visit or am I being overly nervous?
 

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I think he is fine especially since he isn't weaned and still growing his feathers, but make sure to take him to an avian vet yearly and on a need be basis as well as any other birds!
 

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I think he is fine especially since he isn't weaned and still growing his feathers, but make sure to take him to an avian vet yearly and on a need be basis as well as any other birds!
Thank you! We just went to the vet a few days ago and he checked out just fine, we'll be going back in a bit to do some diagnostics, didn't want to freak him out too much on the first visit.
 

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OMG i feel so dumb I didn't realize you were talking about the line in the feathers I didn't even see it!
 

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Really? Like is it dangerous?
They're indicators of the bird's state while the feather was forming. High stress, poor diet, illness, etc. If it's just the one, I wouldn't worry too much - can also happen if the blood feather is pinched - but multiple could mean a real problem.

This page talks about them about a third of the way in.
 
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