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What Is Moulting ?

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In another place on another forum, it was stated that this bird is moulting.

 

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That bird is not moulting...... there are other issues going on there. People who should know better have advised it is a slow moult. There should not be that amount of feather loss on a bird in a moult. I have advised it is taken to a vet for analysis.

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Bad Hair Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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:):D :what: :what: :what:

 

 

OMG what in the world that is weird and crazy and ugly and a bit disgusting but interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Bad Hair Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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New feathers have arrived :)

 

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Just a quick question. Nibbles is moulting at the moment and has being sleeping a lot in the daytime, having a nap probably every 45mins or so. This normal for a budgie that is going through a moult, yes?

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Just a quick question. Nibbles is moulting at the moment and has being sleeping a lot in the daytime, having a nap probably every 45mins or so. This normal for a budgie that is going through a moult, yes?

OOOPS we missed your question .......sorry :yes: Sleepiness can be him feeling not 100% while moulting. How is he now ?

 

 

 

 

 

Another moulting budgie in the aviary

 

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Poor thing that looks painful :yes:

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wow kaz never seen a bird moult out like that

 

it was worth the pain though lol

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Skye is starting his moult. He is behaving a bit differently... as in actually flying to my head.

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Do budgies have more vibrantly coloured feathers after they've undergone their first moult?

After their first moult definitely :D

 

When my budgies moult, I have noticed that their colours are more vibrant! :what:

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Kaz, I'm so glad you posted those pics (as awful as they were!). My boy is similar colour and he is going through a moult now (why I was looking at this thread). He isn't as bad as that poor bird but I was wondering if it were normal for the feathers to be so pinky/red...now I know it is so that has made my mind rest.

 

I've bought some vitamins from the pet store yesterday and am treating him well, hopefully the moult will be over soon and he can be back to being his beautiful self...Im worried that he is moulting in the middle of winter but I'm keeping him out of drafts and in comfortable temperatures.

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Kaz, I'm so glad you posted those pics (as awful as they were!). My boy is similar colour and he is going through a moult now (why I was looking at this thread). He isn't as bad as that poor bird but I was wondering if it were normal for the feathers to be so pinky/red...now I know it is so that has made my mind rest.

 

I've bought some vitamins from the pet store yesterday and am treating him well, hopefully the moult will be over soon and he can be back to being his beautiful self...Im worried that he is moulting in the middle of winter but I'm keeping him out of drafts and in comfortable temperatures.

 

Now is a good time for protein.....mashed boiled eggs, and MOULTING AID available from all good bird stores. Normal vitamins can be more hit and miss :P

 

Sometimes a moult can hit them so hard they dont eat real well. Keep an eye on poops for signs of not coping and always be prepared to add a warm lamp to make them feel better if they are having a real hard moult :D

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All good words of wisdom, thanks Kaz very much appreciated. Will go looking for moulting aid, I'm glad you mentioned there was a difference between that and vitamins as I'd not been aware. Mashed boiled egg coming up for my lad for his breakfast this morning - thanks for the tip!

He seems happy enough although he's more low key in his behaviour (not in talking though, he talks for hours).

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i think posting that stuff was a good idea i didnt know it could get that serious

 

my budgie is moulting a little bit like this one how bad can this be??

 

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It is natural. Moulting is not an illness, it just requires more rest.

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