Advice about broken tail feathers?
My goffin is suddenly down to 3 tail feathers. She is with me all day and a well adjusted spoiled rotten bird. Has plenty of toys, placed so she can move about. I also change them out so she doesn't get bored. She spends most of her time on tree stand. Every once in a while one might break off. I have never seen her plucking or pulling at them. Then this morning, there are only 3, there were 8 yesterday. Her tail looks awful.
They are not falling out, they are broken off. She is going through a molt right now but she has never done this in previous molts. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Is it the molt, some type of vitamin defeciency, some type of parasite? I feed her pellets,fresh veggies and fruits, and occassionally "human food" when we eat together but only small amounts and only now and then. If its something I am doing or not doing, I want to know so
I can stop this.
I cover her at night around 10pm and she is up with me at 6am. She doesn't make racket like she is unhappy, while covered. This can only be happening at night. She is 16 mo old and has been night covered since I got her, right after she weaned. Any suggestions? I know lost/released tail feathers will come back, but do tail feathers some back from a break? Thanks for any help with this matter.