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hi there

Jessie lost her first long tail feather when she was about 4 months old and it grew back.

but today, (nearly 9 months old) she has just lost her long tail feather again

i was just wondering how often they should lose them?
and if its something she will do through out her lifetime or if it just happens until they reach adulthood?

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Normally, once or twice a year. However, their tail feathers can be broken if they are badly clipped... Also if some one, or something grabs a hold of their tail feather, it will come out very easily, especially if they are panicked at the time.
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Normally, once or twice a year. However, their tail feathers can be broken if they are badly clipped... Also if some one, or something grabs a hold of their tail feather, it will come out very easily, especially if they are panicked at the time.
ok thanks, thats reassuring to know. its kind of a shock when you look at them and they've lost this huge feather.

i don't have any of her feathers clipped and nobody grabs at her at all so i know its not due to that.

its kind of cute to see the difference in size between her first baby feather and now this older feather, the newer one is like twice the length almost of her first one.
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