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>> Also, with feathers, the animal would have to be able to preen daily, and
be able be flexible enough to clean, delouse and keep there feathers oiled
on a daily basis.  Small birds area able to use there feet to scratch and
are able to move there head around to clean as well. Also the
Struthioniformes, use use there long necks to get at the hard to reach
places, were they cant reach with their feet. Though not positive if they
even use there feet for preening either.<<

Wooly mammoths, grizzly bears, St. Bernards (the dog), wooly rhinocerotes (I
believe that was the consensus pluralization on this list a short while
ago), and a menagerie of other large-and-shaggily-integumented mammals
didn't seem to go extinct due to too many parasites, unless, in a
"Matrix"-esque monologue, you want to rant about humans being parasites.  I
don't think T. rex would have solved its parasite problems by not having any
sort of feathery integument, it would have its ticks and such either way.

-Demetrios Vital