Cockatiel's down feathers clumped together?
Hello, I have a male cockatiel (age unknown) who's been with our family for a little over a week now. A couple hours ago, I noticed that he had a clump of down feathers on his back. Many of the feathers were already out of his body, but remained on him because the clump was attached to one of his body feathers. I removed the clump by gently pulling it off his back, and I noticed that all the feathers in the clump were connected by a small thing that I think was a scab.
He does not seem to be in pain, nor can I see any blood around his body. Was it wrong to pull the clump off, and should I be concerned about my bird?