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Is this the beggining signs of over preening? I just got Glinda a week ago but these feathers are looking odd. Is she over preening? If she is what do i do?
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Is it moulting time at all?

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I'm not sure there were two tail feathers in the bottom of the cage and two partial grey feathers it worries me. But i haven't had her long enough to know what is normal
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The pictures are from today and the video is from a week ago when i got her
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Okay i can't get the other pictures to post but a week ago her feathers weren't frayed and now shes chewing them off!!! What do I do?!
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Do you see her chewing them? How's her diet? Maybe you should take her to a vet...




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Yes i have seen her chewing them her diet is pretty much the same as at the breeder but i am now introducing fresh foods instead of an all dry foods diet. We are highly concidering it
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Dry foods as in seed? I would suggest introducing pellets as well as lots of fresh foods.
An all-seed diet is bad for a bird. How much attention and out of cage time is she
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Ideally she needs to be on a diet suitable for her species, so make it a little higher in Vitamin A by providing vegetables rich in beta-carotine. I'd get her on chop with pellets ground up and sprinkled over it personally as it gives her a very wide variety. She may still have seeds/nuts etc. but give her these in the early evening, and the fresh foods in the morning. She will be hungry enough to eat the fresh foods that way

Assuming she wasn't doing it before hand, she could be very stressed having only just moved. I would imagine that it would be a frightening experience for her so she may be taking out some stress through over preening

Another thing is, she looks clipped from the photos. Now clipping usually doesn't have any issues if done correctly. If you can get her to spread her wings, restrain her and do it yourself if you must, you can see how it was done. If she has a bad clip or a rough clip it will irritate the life out of her skin and make her very miserable

Also, toys? New cage? Anything she has had that is new could completely freak her out, let alone moving home! Consider all of the factors

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Thankyou all for your help and yes dry as in seeds, i have been introducing pelets and fresh foods (getting her to eat her vegtables is like asking the imposible haha) aI will check her clip too that's a good idea
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