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Old 11-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Quills, Quills, Quills.

Quills should not snap when bent. Usually they are very difficult to get to break and have to be bent back and forth repeatedly. Brittle quills is often a nutritional deficiency or illness or stress related. If he is not loosing quills and this brittle one was a random thing, I wouldn't worry too much yet. What foods are you feeding him? Perhaps he needs something more in his diet.
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