shaft of tail feather splitting
by Christa Riddington
I have a blue and gold macaw, approximately 35 years old, in good health and happy. One of his longest tail feathers is splitting at the shaft. He pulled out the previous feather prematurely and the new one has grown in rather shabbily. Should I be concerned? He has plenty of fresh air and exercise. The opportunity to bath every week. A pretty good diet, Kaytee, Zoopreem and Harrisons organic pellets. Fresh veggies and fruit. Hard nuts in moderation. What do you think?