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Urgent New tail feather looks different

memonde

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Hello!
My budgie is about 3 months old, and he's growing new tail feather. He lost both tail feather when I got him, but at that time the vet (avian specialised) said it's alright, he'll grow back.
However, I realised that one of the tail quills looks different. From the attached picture, you can see that the right tail feather seems to have a longer quill than the left one. I'm not sure is it normal, and hopefully someone can help to let me know what might cause this and should I bring him to the vet.
Except this, my bird is absolutely fine (great appetite, singing, and playing) and not showing any abnormal behaviour (no sign of over-excessive preening, nor sign of skin problem).
Really appreciate!
 

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TikiMyn

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That is normal:) It seems to me one feather is just further developped then the other:) So your baby is fine!
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NirAntae

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To be honest, I'm not even quite sure what you're concerned about... nothing looks out of the ordinary at all. XD

Regardless, feathers will have a bit of variation from one to the next, especially when they are brand new. Unless his feathers are visibly 'wrong'/deformed, I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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