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When i adopted shine, she was having lice issue already! 馃槥 We visited a Vet in national capital and used bird safe anti lice solutions and that really helped, we used it twice, but I don't think lice are gone completely or maybe eggs are there! She was preening more than normal though it wasn't too much, and now we got a big cage for her, shifted her location and new toys! And in new cage we noticed a few little feathers, for last 3-4 days 4-5 little feathers at the bottom of the Cage! I found her chewing one and immediately took it out! Today when she flew around the room one feather came out...a big one, and then when we let her come out of her cage again later in the day, another big one feather came out! I am attaching pictures of her feathers- Are they plucked or is she molting? Do lice have a role in it or new changes? And what should I do?

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Definitely sounds like molting, and those look like feathers that have been molted out rather than plucked (plucked feathers usually aren't ready to come out - hence why when a 'tiel plucks, they let out a yelp of pain - so there might be a bit of blood at the tips). Shine has such pretty feathers! :blush:

If she's preening normally and not yelping as the feathers come out, she's fine. Oh and 'tiels are fascinated by their own molted feathers for some reason so don't panic if you find her playing with one!
 

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We've started giving her fruitblend pellets though they aren't her fav as of now, maybe within a week we'll get the good news that she's started eating them馃槀馃槀 other than that we give her foxtail millet, sunflower seeds are given rarely because of thier fat content, she eats some other grain seeds, beak sized bread (i heard it's safe enough) and a lotsa okra, bottlegourd and some other green veggies, sometimes we give almonds and pomegranate seeds! Cuttle bone is always there! What other things should I try? Also... She loves to destroy bread and "chapati" (an Indian thing made of wheat floor, please google about it), and eats them too! A little bread is okay, but what about chapati? How much of it should be given? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapati

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Chapati sounds fine for her as a treat as long as there isn't a lot of salt in it, but a little bit is okay as they do need some sodium in their diet. A small amount of bread is fine too. Grainy or wholemeal bread is best.

I was going to suggest pellets so that's great that you're offering them to her. Do you offer her the pellets in a separate bowl to her other foods? She may be more likely to eat them that way, or you could hand feed her one pellet at a time so she sees it as a treat! This is a great way to get them used to eating a new food.
 
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