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Hi, I am new to the forum.
My cockatiel is scratching one area under his feathers. We were putting some aloe vera in this spot, and noticed pretty large area of down feathers covered in hard dry white substance.
I tried searching on the internet, and the only thing I found that could be relevant was an article saying that pet birds don’t learn to spread their preening oil, and it can accumulate.
Can this be dry preening oil? It’s only one one side, and pretty high on the body from the preening glands.
What else could this be?

I would appreciate any help,
Alex
 

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Hi, I am new to the forum.
My cockatiel is scratching one area under his feathers. We were putting some aloe vera in this spot, and noticed pretty large area of down feathers covered in hard dry white substance.
I tried searching on the internet, and the only thing I found that could be relevant was an article saying that pet birds don’t learn to spread their preening oil, and it can accumulate.
Can this be dry preening oil? It’s only one one side, and pretty high on the body from the preening glands.
What else could this be?

I would appreciate any help,
Alex
It might be the dried Aloe Vera ?
 
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