If you own a pet bird, then you have to be concerned with keeping all aspects of his or her health in order, and this includes practicing proper feather care techniques. In the wild, birds are able to rely on their flockmates to help them stay groomed, at least to some extent. In captivity, however, this duty falls on their owners, and unfortunately there are many who just aren't quite sure how to help their pets care for their plumage correctly!
If you want to make sure that you're familiar with what it takes to provide proper care for your bird's feathers, then check out this article on Bird Feather Health. It will help you learn about the different stages of feather development, how to identify them, and how to care for both growing and mature feathers properly.