02-25-2017, 10:12 AM
When you say broken feathers, do they actually look damaged, bent and truly broken or have they naturally fallen out during preening?
If there is real damage done on the feathers and this happens often, then it will best to observe your budgies' behaviour, to see if there is over preening involved or if another bird is bullying Sam or trying to get to her feathers to chew them.
Another reason that could make the longest feathers to fall off prematurely is through trauma, as the consequence of a night fright where budgie can lose a few flight and tail feathers during the commotion or shortly after if one or more feathers have gotten more loose.
If your Sam isn't bleeding, then you don't have to do anything, your budgie will grow back the wing feathers in a few weeks' time.
The trace of dried blood on the feather tip isn't cause for worry, this can sometimes be visible even in naturally moulted feathers on the wing and tail area.
EDIT: I see you have added pics to your post and in this case it seems the feathers have fallen out prematurely since these feathers were still in the process of growing and the blood on the tips is still fresh. Wasn't there a recent night fright or some kind of accident, like a crash landing or bumping into something while flying?
Does this only happens with her flight feathers?
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Last edited by aluz; 02-25-2017 at 10:18 AM.