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Chewing feathers..
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:00:28 PM »

Hey guys.

Been worrying for a while about our little man and his scruffy feathers.

Tonight is a sad night :(



First 2 I have ever seen like that :(

He has toys that are supposed to stop him chewing feathers (have one that's supposed to let him shred and one that he chews that are like feathers!)

He is coming out more than ever, constantly getting fuss.. Really can't think of anything :(
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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 09:07:55 PM »

Jamie have you physically seen him pull these out and chew them ?
Every feather My echo moults she will chew the end to shreds :crazy:
I don't know why but she just does it and always has done
Pics of him would be good x x
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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 10:51:25 PM »

I didn't know that! He spends a lot of time cleaning his tail (which is a state!) but never actually pull a feather?

Will get some pictures tomorrow!

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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 12:17:28 AM »

I had a panic last week, every time I looked at Yvie she had a feather in her beak & was chewing it, I became paranoid that she was plucking, but it seems that she's just moulting again. She always plays with the moulted feather until she gets mad at it then chucks it in disgust!
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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 09:09:17 AM »


Jamie here's one iv taken out Echos cage this morning x


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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 09:13:06 AM »

yeah that looks the same to me Mandi, nice shot by the way, your piccies are always so clear!
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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 08:15:50 AM »

thats reassuring cheers :)

He is so annoying, always something new with him haha he now has little cuts either side of his beak. Looks like he has been trying to stick his head out the cage and bars are rubbing!

His bald patch is growing back feathers but still losing them too round the edge of he spot.

He just wants to be a mess I think lol
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 08:19:50 AM »

He still a baby , all mine were 'tramps' when young x


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Re: Chewing feathers..
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 10:17:59 AM »

Louie also has many of his feathers split and uneven lengthed wings. He's now 8 months old.

How long does it generally take for them to mature enough to having normal tidy adult feathers?

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