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Kendallmp

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Hello, I bought Taro (now 10-11 months) at a pet store. I was told that he had bitten off one of his toe because of the stress of moving into the store. Knowing this I still got him and hadn’t had issues with anything until now. He has been plucking his tail feathers?? I found one feather on the floor the other day and brushed it off as an accident but the next day I see another that has been plucked off? Is this plucking or preening? I’m super worried and want to help him. Here is a video of watching him mess with them and second is the feather with the shaft split from chewing?

 

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Hello Kendall, Welcome to the Avenue,

Sorry, it wouldn´t let me see the video.

is the feather with the shaft split from chewing?
Yes, but I know that my lovebirds will do this to their naturally moulted feathers. It moults out as a perfect feather, then they will pick at it and shred it exactly like yours in the photo.
 

Kendallmp

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Hello Kendall, Welcome to the Avenue,

Sorry, it wouldn´t let me see the video.


Yes, but I know that my lovebirds will do this to their naturally moulted feathers. It moults out as a perfect feather, then they will pick at it and shred it exactly like yours in the photo.
Okay good! Thank you for easing my worries haha!
 

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