Eclectus plucking or molting?
I have a 2 year old Eclectus female and am concerned about the amount of feathers on the bottom of her cage lately. We've had her about 8 months and she has not molted with us, and as she is our first bird I'm unsure of what it looks like.
We've recently moved so I'm also afraid she may be stressed out. Her tail feathers are a bit chewed up but she has no bald patches. Most of the feathers around her cage are the downy kind but recently there was a tail feather and about 3 smaller feathers. I don't know how to tell if they've been pulled out but they are not broken at all.
Although she has a cage she is never locked in it but prefers to sit at the top. We rotate her toys and have started some small foraging toys with her as well. She's alone about 6 hours 4 days a week.
Any help/advice at all would be greatly appreciated. I can't for the life of me find anything on how to tell the difference. We're waiting back from an email from the vet (she was there recently with a clean bill of health) as well.