Cockatiel keep losing his blood feather

I saw it on the bottom of his cage three times and it's always been the one on the right if you look at him from the back. It looks like the blood dried out but I'm just worried somethings happening and it doesn't look right with one of his feathers gone. All his other feathers are perfect and he has no bald spots. Usually when i come back from school I see it on the floor of the cage if he lost it. Can it be because he get's depressed when I leave because I have him out of the cage all day.

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Jan 21, 2012
Cockatiel losing same feather
by: The Avian Vet

First, let me say that if this bird is over 9-12 months then it is undoubtedly a female. This is called a pearl and only females can be pearl.

Many cockatiels thrash in their cage particularly at night and this could have been what caused the blood feathers to come out. It may also be an illness or it could be a nutritional problem. I recommend that you feed a pellet diet like Harrison's or Roudybush and take your bird to see an avian veterinarian.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Dr B

Jan 12, 2012
Cockatiel keep losin his blood feather
by: Anonymous

Actually I dont think its a blood feather but either way i want to find out why it keeps falling off.

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