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Tiel Feathers

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I don’t think it’s her diet. You can try misting her to help them soften and to relieve any itchiness. I had a cockatiel that would not let me touch his head, so his pin feathers would last a really long time. It seemed like by the time they went away he had new ones from another molt. Misting helped a bit. Since they were softer, when he scratched they would break up more. She’s cute!
 

birdmamaaa

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I don’t think it’s her diet. You can try misting her to help them soften and to relieve any itchiness. I had a cockatiel that would not let me touch his head, so his pin feathers would last a really long time. It seemed like by the time they went away he had new ones from another molt. Misting helped a bit. Since they were softer, when he scratched they would break up more. She’s cute!
Thank you! I’ll try misting her occasionally (She doesn’t like that either haha).
 

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If misting isn't possible, can you bring her (with or without cage) into the bathroom while you shower? The steam will soften them a little.
 

BirdWorld

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You can usually tell whether they’re bothering her by seeing whether she’s scratching her head on pretty much everything, like mine are doing at the moment. You could also put a bath in or outside her cage.
 
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