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What places do cockatoos NOT have feathers?

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Other than the crop.

I found a bald spot and I'm trying not to jump to conclusions. It's my eternal paranoia.
 

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So a spot on the back, just inside the wings (where shoulder blades on a human would be) could be problematic? It's perfectly mirrored on both sides.
 

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I keep trying to get a picture of it, but apparently I’ve made her too good about being willing to lift her wings for me :cautious:
 

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I hope not fingers crossed it’s normal
 

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I hope not fingers crossed it’s normal
Me too. She preens a lot and still barbers some, but not nearly as badly as a year ago. And I never see anything plucked out - the only feathers she drops are clear through the tips, no blood or anything. I don't find any of those little downy ones unless she shakes and one flies off. So if she is plucking, she must be eating the feathers :confused:
 

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Me too. She preens a lot and still barbers some, but not nearly as badly as a year ago. And I never see anything plucked out - the only feathers she drops are clear through the tips, no blood or anything. I don't find any of those little downy ones unless she shakes and one flies off. So if she is plucking, she must be eating the feathers :confused:
You would find them when pico plucks it’s a half shaft feather he’s pulled which fingers crossed at min he’s letting them grow in
 

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Dolly has one right behind her crest, but that's normal. (I think) lol
 

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You can look up “feather tracts” or “pterylae”, which means “areas birds have feathers”. Because they’re not evenly scattered over the body.

I couldn’t find an illustration for parrots. But I’d expect bare areas under wingpits. You would see the feather follicle if she’s pulling them out.

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So the torso should be bare right in the wingpits but the ventral side of wings should be feathered.
 
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