What is pteronophobia? – 2017

What is pteronophobia?

– Fear of pterodactyls
– Fear of flying
– Fear of reptiles
– Fear of feathers

Fear of feathers


A person suffering from pteronophobia harbors a fear of feathers or a fear of feathers tickling them. The word’s origin is Greek, with ‘ptero’ meaning feather and ‘phobia’ meaning fear. Phobias are generally believed to arise from a combination of traumatic events and genetics or heredity. Traumatic experiences from early childhood can usually be a specific triggering event for this phobia. The symptoms of phobias vary with each person, depending on the level of their fear. Source: Common-phobias.com

Pteronophobia is the fear of feathers or being tickled by feathers. The origin of the word ptero is Greek (meaning feather) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Pteronophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page.

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