Is My Bird Plucking?
I just asked a question on here, and was met with a very helpful response, but I have somewhat of a follow up. My cockatiel is over a year old and when he moults I can tell because he’s visibly uncomfortable or itchy so I give him baths. Recently he lost the primary feathers on his right wing, not due to moulting but because of the night frights. Now he’s constantly preening that wing and sometimes squaks in pain randomly while he does so. I’m not sure if it’s because the feathers are growing back or because of another reason but I’m still worried he’s overpreening in that specific spot or just in general. I can tell he’s in some discomfort and I’m unsure how to help him. He just won’t stop preening that wing and under it. Should I just give more baths? Wait until the feathers grow back and he’ll stop on his own? I’m mostly worried because the thin/bald spot under his wing is visible now when he’s dry. How do I stop him from overpreening his wing until his feathers get better or otherwise? My cockatiel is very sweet, always cuddles with me, and I don’t think he’s stressed but another reason is he may be bored? I don’t know why because he has a big cage with a good amount of toys, but maybe he needs more. Please let me know. Thanks.