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Old 03-19-2016, 04:40 PM
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Does Molting time require a change in diet?


I have posted on these forums regarding my now 2 and half year old boy Yoshi and his issues with toe tapping and wing flipping. Thankfully for the most part it had almost or completely stopped except it just started again the last few days and particularly at nights it can be very bad affecting his sleep.

It seems to have coincided with his molting again and I was thinking is this just a coincidence or does molting require a change in diet which I am missing. I am giving him maybe 1/8th of an egg everyday and thought maybe one other thing lacking in his diet is calcium so I bought him a calcium bone and he took to it quite well and was busy breaking/eating it for a good few hours yesterday.

But yeh last night the toe tapping and wing flipping persisted to be even worse. He was fine by the morning again though.

Other then that he acts and seems fine though.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:51 PM
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Re: Does Molting time require a change in diet?

Hi have found a link with some info to get you started :_


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Old 03-19-2016, 05:26 PM
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Re: Does Molting time require a change in diet?

Suley, I'm sorry yoshis going through this. So frustrating.

What is his diet like?

Typically, during molting he might appreciate a little bit more protein in the diet. Spread feeding a crushed hard boiled egg (shell and all) over a few days. The shell provides added calcium that feeds the pin feathers.

A guess on my part, but I can envision a scenario where, because of the blood supply going to the blood/pin feathers, a small amount of increased iron intake (bit more kale/spinach than usual, for example) might also be of benefit.
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