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Consistently Fluffed Feathers

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We have a 2.5yr old male budgie. He went through a fairly hard molt last month, but as of now we can't see any pins. Since then, he constantly has his feathers fluffed up. He is eating (no vomiting), responsive (although maybe not as active as he was) and flies with the other birds. His vent is clean, no discharge from his nares, no sneezing, no tail bobbing, no panting and there is no difference in his keel bone compared to the other budgies. His stool is normal looking. He has not experienced any weight loss. He is on a seed based diet that is supplemented with veggies. For the last week or so, we've been adding vitamins and idoline to the water. None of the other birds are displaying this fluffed appearance. We thought that it might be due to the winter months coming on, but he remains fluffed up even with the heater close to the cage. We're both at a loss, and we don't have any certified Avian vets in this area. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi,

 

From everything you've said he sounds like he is perfectly healthy except for this. I often see my birds fluff up and then go back to normal shortly after, but this sounds a bit different. How long has it been going on for?

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Right near a month. Just after he finished molting.

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