Feathers above tail

by Keith

what is the quill like thing with a red tip sticking out on his back just above the tail feathers?

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Dec 06, 2012
Feathers above tail
by: Linda

It sounds like it could be a pin feather which is a new feather shaft. Once the end is opened, the end of the feather shows. If there is any swelling or redness of the skin around the area, then it could be an infection which will require the services of an avian vet only in your area.

Otherwise, it sounds like a new feather coming in.

Thanks for writing,

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