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Old 02-07-2017, 06:04 PM
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Hi

My girl lost a feather from under her beak. It was small but had a hard chunk on the end of it. She has kind of a bare spot there now. Not sure if this is normal or not?
I think she's melting

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Old 02-08-2017, 01:38 AM
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Sorry *molting
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Puck has some feathers around his beak that have hard ends (not the part that used to be in the skin, but the end that's supposed to be soft) and some have clumped together. He is a young bird, and I think he may have been handfed a few times just before he was fully able to eat on his own, as his parents eventually refused to care for him. I guessed it was just the feeding formula.


Could be that it's the same for your girl, especially if she is also a young bird!
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Hmmm maybe...
She is pretty young but I've had her for 3 months now. She seems fine and it didn't seem to hurt her.
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If she's molting she will only do it once or twice a year, so it's very possible it's leftover food on the chin.
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Most likely left over food, formula can get stuck in feathers for a pretty long time. gross, but eventually it'll fall out on it's own.
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