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Hello! it's my first time owning a bird! I have a 2 month old cockatiel and his name is Nigel. He likes to preen a lot to the point that it concerns me!! He likes to scratch the spot under his wings a lot to the point where i see blad spots on it. What are your opinions? Do you guys think that he has mites? please help me I'm really attached to him and I want him to have the best :( Thank you all
 

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It could be a really irritated pin feather that's bothering him by itching. Do you live anywhere near a vet (hopefully an avian vet) where you could take him in for a check-up? Normally I wouldn't worry about a tiel preening a lot but if he's doing it to the extent of rubbing himself enough to show skin, then he really needs to be checked for something underlying.
 

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It could be a really irritated pin feather that's bothering him by itching. Do you live anywhere near a vet (hopefully an avian vet) where you could take him in for a check-up? Normally I wouldn't worry about a tiel preening a lot but if he's doing it to the extent of rubbing himself enough to show skin, then he really needs to be checked for something underlying.
Ohhh I see maybe I was overreacting haha! Thank you for helping out!
 
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