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Plucking/barbering or molting?

LolDog815

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Hey, I registered for this site cause I was wondering if my GCC is just having a rough molt or is barbering/plucking

Here's an older video (September 2nd) of him picking at the area

Here's a new video of him picking at the area. It's worse quality than the first vid but I took pictures up-close of him to show the areas affect

You can the progression on how much more has happened since then but cause I'm a new owner (had him for only 2 years), I want to know others opinion on this. To clarify, I did see a few pin feathers at the time of the first recording but I don't see any now in the affected spots

Sorry if I posted this twice but just on different post categories. I wasn't sure which one to post about this.
 

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On the videos it just looks like preening, but on the last two photos you can see there has been some barbering done.
I would contact your vet, see if you can figure out together what is causing this.
 

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My CH Conure is a plucker, and I agree that your vet will be a great resource for helping your sweet conure.
 

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He is over preening the area.

The first thing you want to rule out is an infection. It's usually the cause and easily cured with medications.
Just make sure you find a vet that sees birds often.
 
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