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Tail feather loose ?!?!?!?!?

Postby Waffles » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:03 pm

My Cockatiel has just freaked out lately, flying around the room and eventually hitting against something. obviously I started to freak out because he might be hurt, and I notice that his tail feather isn't off of his body, but Its loose!! what should I do? is there a way for it to go back on or do I pull it out? I don't want to pull it out because he just barely got his tail feathers 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Tail feather loose ?!?!?!?!?

Postby Pajarita » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:02 am

Don't do anything, it will fall by itself. And don't worry about it, either. It usually takes them about an entire year before they grow strong feathers once they start eating a good diet [weak feathers indicate a dietary deficiency] so just concentrate on providing a good diet [gloop and a different green for breakfast -they are not big on fruit, a good quality seed mix for dinner and a multivitamin/mineral supplement -but don't overdo it with this!].
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