When we first found Mister and Tara we assumed Misters tail was in the shape it was in due to their poor diet and well, being left behind by someone. And his tail did start to grow in perfectly and Tara's feathers are gorgeous (including her grey tail that has two yellow feathers one on either side, if she lets me someday I will get a picture of that.) But once again Mister's tail has started to look delapidated again. I have an appointment with the vet next week but I was wondering if any of you could give me some advice, perhaps he needs more vitamins? It's only him, Tara is in perfect feather with the long tiel tail but Misters grows in long and then next thing we know we wake up to him having this short stumpy looking thing. We've never seen him pluck and all the feathers we find have no sign of mites, blood or any other problems. They receive fresh fruits and veggies in the morning, are on a pellet diet and very rarely receive millet (their favorite treat and it's home grown so I know that nothing is getting into that.) They have two cuttlebones as well, though I mainly see Tara at those. Nothing else is suspicious about his way of acting or anything, he is still very active, very attentive & very much a "typical" tiel. Here's a picture, took me 10 minutes to get him to even sit still for this. Sorry about the cage bars in the view path, I know not to attempt to even get close to his tail while he is out of the cage. That's another thing, they have very much taken to taming, will step up will even let us scratch around the chest but as soon as a hand or anything comes close to the tail they both flip out, could it still be damage from his past owners?
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