Tail feathers broken by accident

by Rohit Sharma
(India)

Hi, while treating my King parrot I broke all the tail feathers of my bird. I'm feeling so sad and soory for the bird....... How will it grow back... And how fast? I need help for my bird.......

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Feb 17, 2014
Tail feathers broken by accident
by: linda

First of all, you had to have handled your bird much too roughly to have broken all his tail feathers. Secondly, you will need to take him to an Avian Vet in future if he is sick and in need of meds or nail trimming.

Feathers that are broken sometimes bleed, and bird will die from blood loss if these are not pulled straight out from body with a pair of clean needle nose pliers. Feathers have to be pulled straight out of bird's body the way they are growing into the body. Broken blood feathers which are new ones are the ones that will bleed when broken. Otherwise, old, broken feathers will have to be shed when bird molts and then new feathers will grow back in. Birds molt twice a year.DO NOT further stress your bird by pulling out feathers that are not bleeding. Pulling feathers out is an emergency action only because it hurts bird a lot and is cruel and not necessary.Bleeding broken feathers is the only time you would have to pull feather out which will save bird's life.

As I said, do not handle your bird this roughly again. Get someone else to help you and take bird to an Avian Vet ONLY for beak and toe nail trims.

Linda

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