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Old 12-12-2010, 09:48 PM
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I think my poor boy is getting pin feathers already! He is only 12 weeks old! I only found two near his preening gland. They are such thick feathers. They look so itchy, my poor baby. They are so scary! One is cinnamon since its dark. The other must be yellow because I can see the blood in it which makes me nervous. I hope my little spaz doesnt break one! I will try to get a picture. I called the store and they said its fine as long as it doesnt break. He doesnt pick at it but I feel so bad for him. He isnt grumpy either. I try not to touch near it since I know it hurts. It looks so tender!
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Ouch! Machi is molting and I'm worried about her pinfeathers too; it's all part of life though.
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Yeah, it's making me so scared. When I was younger one of our senegals died from a broken blood feather while we were at a dinner party, so I am a bit paranoid.
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we should all make little jackets out of cotton wool, to protect them
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I second that! I want to wrap him in bubble wrap so he doesnt break it!
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Great idea! I will beat everyone to inventing it and getting it patented as MY invention. I'm on my way to become a multimillionaire!!!
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Well, I get a free one then!
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Hehe. His feather is not bright red anymore and it looks like a feather now. I swear he was trying to give me a heart attack since he kept tryin to fly with that scary new feather
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I'm glad he's doing better. I don't blame you for the worry after what happened to your Senegal
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Albus has what I think is a pin feather, I don't really know what that is. It looks like his blood feathers he's had in the past, and it's growing in the same place. We have a hedgehog and honestly, It looks like one of her quills.

So pin feathers are connected to the vein then? Should I pull it out just to avoid a blood feather or no?
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