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My cockatiel is pulling out knots of down feathers

Sperkle

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Megan
Hello! My tiel while preening will make little hurt squeaks and then she will come up with a knot of down feathers in her beak. Usually there is a scabby/flaky grey bit attached. Is this dry skin flaking? She's not plucking at all. Just pulling out these little bits a few times a day. 20210213_035538.jpg
 
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Destiny

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I don't know what could cause that, but it doesn't sound normal. I recommend getting a vet check.
 

Donna turner

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If the feather is loose because it's being molted it shouldn't make her squeak in pain. I would at least be suspicious that she is plucking. My gcc plucks downy feathers under her wings on her back
 
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