Should I be concerned?

by Samantha Gray
(Emerald Isle,NC)


I recently got a green wing macaw whom the previous owner had ten years. He seems to be adapting well, lets us handle him... etc. He has his times but he seems good.

When I woke up this morning I noticed that there was one large feather on the floor...Should I be concerned? Hes been scratching some as well, the other owners had him out in the screen porch for weeks and I dont know if its because his skins dry now that hes inside.

Hes never had a plucking issue according to the previous owner. So should I worry if its only one feather? When birds pluck do you usually see alot at first? Please help I am VERY concerned!!!!

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Jan 01, 2009
Should I be concerned?
by: Amy

No, you can relax. I have a macaw as well as a Grey and other birds. It is normal for a random feather to fall out or to be groomed out. If your bird begins to pluck, you will probably notice a ring of baldness around the neck or see several tattered feathers on him. You will see a few or even many feathers on the cage floor. Just enjoy him. He will sense your nervousness at a time when he's trying to settle in and feel as though everything's all right.

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