the bird at your eye level. If you can see the birds eyes, all is well.
If not, plucking or trimming is necessary for the bird to thrive or
just survive. If you don't want to show, trim. Trimmed feathers don't
grow back until they are molted. If you will show the bird, pluck the
All Feathers in the Dark Area
feathers so show birds can see.
You will need to pluck every
Pluck above and below the eye
Pluck the areas just in
front and in the front 1/3 of the eye.
Pluck and then check by
holding the bird at eye level and looking for the bird's eyes.
After you wash a bird, the
feathers are fluffier and you will need to pluck again.