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Twisted feather
« on: August 27, 2016, 01:23:18 PM »

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on the forum, and I'd appreciate some advice/opinions on whether to be worried about my grey, Smokey.

About a month ago she developed a twisted feather near the top of her wing - it wasn't broken but was pointing out rather than sitting flat with her other feathers. A bit of searching on here and I thought she might have just damaged it, and as she was healthy and happy in herself otherwise decided to just keep an eye on her. The feather was gone the week after, but now a new one is growing in the same way, and she keeps picking at it, like a kid with a wobbly tooth. I'm a bit worried she might be starting to feather pluck, and was wondering if anyone else noticed these behaviours in their bird before they started to pluck. I don't want to take her to a vet if I can help it because she gets scared and travel sick, but obviously will if she needs to see one.
A bit of background if it helps - she's 18 years old, and had some minor health problems last year. She was diabetic and was seeing an avian vet, but medication and a controlled diet cleared it up quickly. She eats pellets and vegetables now, not too much sugary fruit. Other than that she seems happy and is just as loud as ever.

I'd really appreciate any advice, thank you!


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Re: Twisted feather
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 09:11:11 PM »

Hi and welcome
A pic may help with the feather , my peach has many grow in all kinds of directions but she is a plucker and mutilator :( xx

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