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    Chewing off Broken Tailfeathers

    Is it normal for a tiel to chew off feathers that have been broken? Talia is young and had many broken feathers. The ones that were really bad I pulled. But is it normal for her to chew broken ones off? Can this lead to feather pulling/chewing inthe future? Should I just pull all broken feathers out?
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    Re: Chewing off Broken Tailfeathers

    Why does she have so many broken tail feathers?
    I usually cut them short where they aren't hanging down and in the way. And then she will pull them out as she sees fit.
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    Re: Chewing off Broken Tailfeathers

    Talia is young and clumsy. She often falls. This has resulted in broken feathers.

    So it's normal for cockatiels to pull out their own broken feathers?
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