So as some of you know, Smol is going through his first moult. Last week I asked about a scabby tail feather. Well this week we have another issue:
Above are photos of his tail currently. Last week I noticed him chewing on one of his tail feathers and I just figured it was just a loose one ready to fall out. Then when I got home from work today it seems he's done it again to a different feather, and in the picture you can see the main stem is completely chewed off, honestly I don't even know what's holding it there. Both chewed feathers are still attached, but barely hanging on. I'm wondering if this feather chewing is normal during moulting? If not, what should I do?
Have you contacted an avian vet about the issue?
It's not something I've heard about before so other than speaking to a vet (even just by phone or online) it's waiting for someone to come online who might have seen something like this and have some advice.