tail feather's fell out

by jason

my green cheek conure got it's 4 of it's tail feathers out accidentally will it grow back

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Apr 05, 2012
tail feather's fell out
by: Linda

Did the feathers fall out or were they "accidentally" pulled out? There is a big difference. You mentioned accident, and I take take this to mean he was allowed to have his tail feathers pulled out either by a child or another pet. This kind of thing will end up killing your bird, so keep him off the floor at all times. The floor is dirty and I don't care how often it's cleaned--still filthy with bacteria and other toxins brought in on shoes from all over town.

If your bird's wings are not clipped, and he is flying all over including the floor, his wings need to be clipped. Take him to an Avian Vet ONLY and have the 4-6 Primary flight feathers clipped and these are the long feathers at the ends of each wing. There is no need to cut up higher, and a cut into the secondary feathers causes chronic pain and bird falls like a rock and can be severely injured.

Take care of your bird so he does not get his tail feathers pulled out. If you know who or what is doing it, make sure they or it is out and away from bird when he is out of cage. It does not matter if it's a human or animal--keep them away from your bird or he will be killed.

Feathers will come back in and since birds only molt twice a year, it will take some time for them to come back in. If this keeps happening, the feathers will eventually stop coming in at all so it's very important to get this stopped immediately.


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