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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter


 
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Hermes broke another blood feather in his wing! This time it didn't actually break right in half but it still cracked at least.
I got a look at it while he was preening that wing and it seems that the feather is still intact, not bent at all. There wasn't near as much blood in his cage as last time.

My question is, should I just leave the feather since it isn't bent and doesn't seem to be broken in half?? It looks normal other than being bloody...



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 03:28 AM



 
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When Chalkie did a good job of his but didn't actually break it I left his in. I usually leave them if there isn't much damage

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I agree with Daisy! I hope Hermes is alright...


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Thanks guys. It's annoying too because it's the same feather as last time



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Wow, same one again, my goodness. I agree with Daisy, if it not bleeding I'd just leave it.
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Yeah, it's weird... the vet even said when I took him in for the first time he broke it that breaking blood feathers wasn't that common so not to worry about it. Well, apparently Hermes is an exception...



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My tiel Rimba breaks loads.
She gives me a scare!
I never pull them as she's in the aviary and would freak out.
She pulls them herself, poor girl.

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