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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter


 
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Molting Question

I thought Belle was done with her first heavy molt but apparently not...? She has lost almost all of her long tail feathers in a very short amount of time. I didn't think much about it at first, I thought it was normal. Once I started collecting them, I noticed the feather almost seemed broken off, the quill does not come out with her tail feather. She has a VERY large cage but she still manages to be very rough on her tail. I've been watching out for any blood but haven't seen one drop yet. The feathers come off pretty clean... So is this molting or her breaking them all off?
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solo also breaks them when he molts and eventually the quil falls out

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Finally an answer! Thank you! Glad to know it's normal I guess!
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