My budgies have abnormally often moults!

PippTheBananaBirb

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Jeff(m(MIA)violet
John(m)green
Snowy(f)white
Griffen(m)yellowface sky-blue
Gertjie(f)white(joining soon)
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Important question! My budgies are currently moulting, but they had their last moult a month ago! I've been noticing they moult every few months, or about 1-2 months after their previous molt. Their moults last about 1-3 months. They had about 4-6 moults last year(I can't remember exactly how many, but I know it was at least 4 times).


Is this normal? Or is it something of concern? Any help is appreciated :)
 

Laurasea

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birds molt gets messed up by domestic life , light, diet ect. They often have longer and more frequent molt.

Down feathers molt out and ar more replaced more often.

As long as they don't have bare skin patches, abnormal shaped feathers, easily broken feathers. Then I think everything fine.
 
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PippTheBananaBirb

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Jeff(m(MIA)violet
John(m)green
Snowy(f)white
Griffen(m)yellowface sky-blue
Gertjie(f)white(joining soon)
Show budgies:
Grumpy(M, RIP)cobalt blue
Sunny(f)Light green
Cockatiel:
Pippen(?)Lutino
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Ok, thank you! John only once had a tiny bare patch last moult, but it was a very rough moult and it's gone now. I'm planning on taking snowy to a vet but she's had the same issue seen by a vet twice:( She's just not herself, tired, sometimes throughout the day she'll do weird head bobbing and sneezing(sometimes a bit of vomit). She's had multiple different treatments but none seem to make a big difference. She usually weigh 38g-41g and now she's 32g! That's why she needs a vet.
 

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