bird tail chewing problem

by Hristina
(Canada)

I noticed this morning that my budgie was chewing its tail and that almost all of the little hairs on her tail feathers have been plucked off. I tried to make her stop but she kept plucking and now her tail looks terrible with only a few feathers on it. Is this normal? Are the feathers on her tail going to grow back?

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Mar 06, 2012
Bird chewing tail feathers
by: Tracie

You need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird in person to rule out infection or illness.

Dr B suggests that you also read his Feather Damaging Behavior article for more information on this behavior.

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