Feather sheaths

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Should I scratch away the old dried feather sheaths?

Feather sheaths

You can make the molt more bearable for your bird by helping remove the old dried sheaths from her new head feathers. Gently scratch at the sheath with your fingernail until it powders and falls away. Careful, though. If the feather is sensitive, you may be rewarded for your trouble with a nip on the finger!

   

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