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Hi all, My 3 year old hen has pulled most of her tail feathers out. Haven't changed her food or surroundings for the past 3 years. She is an inside bird and so very chatty, no changes here. Any idea what the issue could before I start panicking
 

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Molting? My cockatiels are molting now, they do lost tail feathers from time to time now. Usually bird will not molt all tail feathers at the same time.
 

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Molting? My cockatiels are molting now, they do lost tail feathers from time to time now. Usually bird will not molt all tail feathers at the same time.
Hi, thank you, I think this is beyond molting, she’s never done this before
 

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Birds can release their tail feathers, and will often "drop" their tail if it gets pulled. This helps wild birds escape from a predator that has grabbed them by the tail. She may have dropped the tailfeathers if something happened that made her feel like the tail was being pulled. If she had a night fright, she might have been panicked enough to drop the feathers without anything pulling on them. It'll take about a month for the feathers to grow back.
 

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They usually do it when they're bored. It can also be because of a lack of fresh air or light. Could be an allergy, but it's better to consult a vet to rule out some serious conditions.
 
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