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Are these little white things new feathers coming in? He doesn’t seem to be plucking. They’ve appeared over the last several days.
 

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Those are pin feathers, they are wax covering over new feathers. Some birds like if you squeeze them and they pop open. They are irritating to the birds and you will see a grumpy bird for a bit.
 

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These are Pin feathers. They are new feathers coming in. They are perfectly normal. Most birds like them preened so it is a good opportunity to bond with scritches. Be careful of dark ones. They are new and very sensitive so messing with them usually get you bitten.
 

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Interesting!! He’s been super grumpy this week and this could explain it. Thank you!!
 

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If he has a bunch of these, have been losing more feathers and normal and is grumpy then you are may be getting into a molt. They tend to be more moody than normal during a molt.
 

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If he has a bunch of these, have been losing more feathers and normal and is grumpy then you are may be getting into a molt. They tend to be more moody than normal during a molt.
He seems to be sprouting more pins daily. I don’t know when/if he has molted before because we found him, so no prior health history. He has been extra cranky this week. I’m still having trouble getting him to try new foods. He seems to only want to eat seed and millet🤷🏼‍♀️
 
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