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  1. Is it normal to get a down feather like this?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi there, I have an eighteen year old cockatiel. He's still healthy, but the last couple molts, he's grown a down feather on the side of his rump with a ridiculously long tendril. I have a picture of it below. I had to cut it off because it would float around and scare him. I'm just...
  2. Cockatiel Molting Cycles?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Do cockatiels have a molting cycle like other birds, such as chickens. Do they molt twice a year (once in spring and once in the fall)? I want to cut my birds wings for a season (for retaining) but don't want them to never be able to fly again. They are both young, one is a year and a half...
  3. Question about feather colour and molt

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hey all, So, Puck is now definitely in his first molt. There's feathers everywhere :lol: I've kept the tailfeathers he's lost so far (2 of the upper ones and one of his bottom feathers) and was wondering.... I heard that in male tiels, the barring on the tailfeathers wil disappear after the...
  4. Buttercups molt: bad haircut

    Your Cockatiels Health
    So buttercups been moulting for a while now, she's lost A LOT of feathers and she's literally covered in pin feathers. Some have broken open and some are still growing, and still she's losing heaps. Until today she had a few long crest feathers left, but today she lost them, leaving her looking...
  5. Can I do anything to help her through the molt?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Luma has just had a massive molt! I've not had her for a full year yet so I was very worried when I uncovered her cage one morning and found a load of feathers on the floor. The rest of the day she was shedding feathers all over the house! She's lost almost all of her crest and her 2 longest...
  6. Plucking during a Molt

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Cheekee is a little over 18 months old & is going through her first heavy molt. She has had a couple of mild molts since we have had her....but this is clearly a heavy molt as she is loosing a good deal of feathers from her tail, some wing feathers & down feathers. There is dust everywhere...
  7. Tally is molting, have some molting tally photos!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    He really needs his nails trimmed. a trip to the vet is in order! His tail feathers look AWFUL, I honestly think there are like two feather total on his rear end, but it LOOKS like more are growing in they're just super short (but thick like the tail feathers) somebody please tell me this is...