molting

  1. M

    Sprays for Feathers?

    Hello Everyone! I just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with parrot sprays for bathing and prevention of feather plucking? My african grey has a hard time dealing with molts and tends to chew at his feathers, I read somewhere that there are sprays that can help with that but I do...
  2. ILOVEKIWI

    Molting or plucking??

    Hello everybody Everything was very normal, Kiwi started to preen very normally and I wasn't really worried so I left the room for a couple minutes and when I came back I found a feather. I started to panic, because I thought he was plucking and I worried about what I was doing to stress him...
  3. B

    GCC plucking, overpreening, or off-season molting?

    I am "boarding" GCC Kona for a few months while her owner is abroad. She has been losing feathers since (and before) she arrived with me, even though it's not time for her usual molt according to her owner. She was with someone else for ~3 weeks before coming to me, and that person really...
  4. N

    Cockatiel getting more and more angry every day..

    Hey there! I've had my cockatiel lady (Navi) for a good four months now (she's about a few months older than that) , and have been enjoying my time with her as much as i can! I am home almost all the time right now, due to COVID and whatnot, and am spending a lot of time with her throughout the...
  5. lisazartsi

    Chewing Tailfeathers

    Hi there! My four-month-old green cheek is beginning to molt some of her baby feathers due to her transition to adolescence and the change in the weather here in Ontario. She's been to the vet for a checkup and has been determined to be very healthy, but she tends to chew a bit at her...
  6. F

    Aggressive Female?

    Hi all, new budgie owner here. I got my 2 budgies about 2 months ago, I believe it's one boy (Gatorade) and a girl (Blueberry). They bonded very quickly when we brought them home, cuddling, preening each other and regurgitating. However recently Blueberry underwent her first molt and started...
  7. A

    Melting or plucking

    Hi I’ve had my conure for a few months now, and he has recently started what I thought to be molting. He has a few pin feathers on his head and around his tail feathers, but his chest is incredibly patchy and I feel as though he is plucking it. I would love Dome advice on this
  8. B

    bird is losing feathers on neck?

    Hi! I'm kind of concerned with my lovebird, but im not sure if this is just the normal molting process? Below is the best picture I have of his neck but when he stretches out its actually all around his neck and seems to be spreading upwards to his head. A few days ago he managed to escape...
  9. Ezekiell

    newly grown feather just molted??

    I was super excited because over the past month or so Māui has grown a pair of new flight feathers. But this morning, he just dropped one of the newly grown in feathers. I’m super confused. Is it normal to grow a brand new feather then after a month have it drop out? The feather isn’t damaged...
  10. Ezekiell

    How long to wait for a molt?

    Māui (finally) came home yesterday and had his first vet check today. The vet commented on his show clip; this was done by the breeder, he only has 2 flights either side and they're kinda ratty because he doesn't really take care of them since they don’t help him fluttering down from a height...
  11. H

    What age did your cockatiel/s have their first molt?

    According to the information the breeder told me when I got my cockatiel, he should now be 4 months old but it appears he has just today started his first molt. Google says they don't have them til 6-12 months so just wondered if anyone elses has molted early or if the breeder wasn't being 100%...
  12. KawaiiTori

    Molting?

    I’m sure that I’m just not searching under the right terms but I can’t seem to get a clear idea of the whole molting process anywhere! I am a complete newbie when it comes to being a bird mom and am trying to educate myself as best as possible. I recently adopted a Green Cheek Conure that is...
  13. A

    Budgie Started Biting

    My boyfriend and I take care of this little parakeet. At first, he was a little skittish but then warmed up to me and let me give him scratches. He then started to grow a bunch of pin feathers around his neck and head and wings. He didn't want to be touched for awhile, and I thought this was...
  14. Butterbirdy

    Anybody with conure experience please help me out!!

    My green cheek conure, Butter, has recently started to molt. I had a big scare for awhile that he was plucking but fortunately that ended up not being the case (as he was just molting and began to grow new in feathers). But today I’ve been scared because a lot of the new feathers on his belly...
  15. O

    Plucking or Molting?

    Recently I’ve noticed some feathers missing on my quakers left leg. The rest of his body appears to be fine but as the days have been passing more and more feathers have dissapeares off of his leg. I fear that he may be plucking, altough he hasn’t been acting out of the norm, so I’m also...
  16. reeisconfused

    Molting vs Plucking Feathers

    Hello everyone! I was cleaning today when I found this feather in the balcony. Max spends quite some time sitting out in the sun everyday. Our balcony is meshed. My question is, how do you differentiate between molting and plucking? Do the feathers look different when molting vs when plucked...
  17. PenClem

    Is it possible for Lovebirds not to molt?

    I've had my 3 y/o Peach-faced Lovebirds since they were weaned. We live in central Texas where the humidity is high most of the year and it only cools down between Oct-Feb, usually. They live indoors next to, but not in front of, a window. They also have an outdoor aviary they spend time in on...
  18. G

    black tip feathers... stimulate molting??

    We have had our GCC for almost 3 years now. Bought him young (at an appropriate age) from a good breeder. My question is... He has had black tipped feathers on his wings (small green feather above blue flight feathers) ever since we got him! Initially I thought they were just weathered...
  19. Sunnybirb

    Molting and afraid of water. Also problems with pin feathers.

    Sunny is molting. It's been going on for a few weeks now. At first I was concerned she was plucking, but I've been collecting all of her feathers and they each have an opposite partner. She has pin feathers everywhere and a few blood feathers on her face. She loves hanging out on my arm and...
  20. BAMM17

    Thoughts on Molt, Possible Skin issue?

    My BCC is currently undergoing a somewhat minor molt; fair amount of pin feathers around the neck and on his head and face. For the most part it appears normal to me, however on the top of his head there is a large featherless spot, and while pin feathers are growing in place, the skin...
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