1. R

    Molting or plucking??

    Does this look like molting or plucking??
  2. R

    Destructive behavior or molting??

    Hi, I've had my GCC for nearly two years. She's been molting for a few weeks and she's had pin feathers around her head/neck and has grown in a few new wing and tail feathers. That's all been ok but I'm concerned about her back. She does have a handful of noticeable new feathers starting to grow...
  3. G

    Is my bird plucking or molting ?

    I did a deep clean of my cockatiels cage yesterday ,but today I've noticed a lot of his feathers on the bottom of his cage? He is 5 years old has been molting for the past 2-3 months so far , but this is a lot more then usual. Is this something to be concerned about?
  4. ahgassi

    Molting or sickness?

    Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing great. :) I have a question regarding my cockatiel - maybe some of you have had a similar experience and would be willing to share it with me? My cockatiel, Fili (male, 1.5 years old) has been puffed up and sleeping quite a lot for the past three to...
  5. henk_and_zazoe

    My tiel lost all his tail feathers at once

    Hi all! My two year cockatiel, Zazoe, lost all of his tail feathers at once yesterday. Although this is his third molt, I have never seen him lose this many feathers (6 tail feathers) at once. When he lost them, he didn’t show any signs of being hurt and he wasn’t stuck. He just flew away and...
  6. Quetki

    Plucking or Molting?

    My bird has been losing lots of feathers lately. I was just scratching his head and 2 came out. Almost every time he preens himself a new feather falls. I'm not sure if he's picking out his feathers or not, and it makes me worried.
  7. R

    Plucked/Lost tail feather

    Hey all! Rocky is just shy of six months old and has already been molting for a couple of weeks now. Tonight she was sitting with me, and when I got up to put her to bed I noticed this tail feather sitting on the ground at my feet. Rocky is particularly clumsy when it comes to climbing and has...
  8. R

    Juvenile molting?

    Has anyone else’s tiels gone through a partial molt as a juvenile? According to the breeder, Rocky should only be about 15-16 weeks now, but we’re definitely doing a small molt. So far he’s lost quite a few downy and contour feathers, as well as about 4 or 5 from his crest. As for new feathers...
  9. 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...

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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%...
  20. KawaiiTori


    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...