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Post by Peanut » Mon May 07, 2007 9:49 am

Peanut has finially started moulting! He looks all scruffy! He's been loosing feathers like crazy. This is his first moult since we have had him. He is 1 year and 3 months old. Is that a little early to be moulting? This is the moult when some of his ring will show through right? Oh geaze, here I go again! :shock: I just am sooo excited to watch it come in! :lol:

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Post by Donna » Mon May 07, 2007 11:29 am

They will go though a hard molt after breeding season is over and this is just about the right time for it. The ring will then start showing more and more with each molt sometimes up to 3 years old. Around 2 years you'll be able to see the pink ring on greens and a white ring on blues starting to come in. Was Peanut DNA sexed or are we playing the guessing game?


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Post by ~*Gwennie*~ » Mon May 07, 2007 2:46 pm

hooray for my peanut!! :) i always feel bad for the fids when they're moulting.
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Post by kyria » Mon May 07, 2007 3:17 pm

When I first had just kai and I was waiting for his ring. I thought that after the moult there would grow back a perfect black ring. Umm :oops: lol .. this isn't the case.

Kai's ring didn't even show signs of coming after his second moult at around 2 years. It was a little after that (2 months) that he must have been loosing a few feathers (as they are replacing them all the time just not full on moutling) that I noticed a few patches of black under his beek, a month later he had pretty much all of his ring in, it happened slowly but kinda right before our eyes (if you get what i mean).

Jordan our Lutino, nothing after his first real full moult but then suddenly we noticed what looked like blood on his neck, just a small spot of red, that was the start and a month later most of his red was in. He started with the spot at around 17-18 months so not even 2 yet.

A few others said that their green's started the same way, with a spot of red on the side of the neck, others said black under the beek. So just look out for little spots of colour :wink: . Then again nothing may appear until after the next moult, at around 2.

Let us know if you spot anything :D
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Post by Peanut » Mon May 07, 2007 3:38 pm

Yes, Peanut has been DNA tested as 100% male. He already has some new feathers comeing in on his head, but I haven't spotted any sign of a ring so far. I'll keep you updated though, and take pics when it appears!

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Post by Dani03 » Tue May 08, 2007 9:37 am

Good for little Peanut...now to see if he gets his ring this moult

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Post by Peanut » Sun May 13, 2007 4:08 pm

I was grooming Peanut, and he has little black feathers popping through! He is also very sensitive :cry: I hope he feels better. Anything I can do to help?

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Post by kyria » Sun May 13, 2007 5:41 pm

Give him regular baths or spray baths, it will soften the sheaths and help the new feathers to come through.
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Post by Peanut » Mon May 14, 2007 8:28 am

Since he has started moulting he has been soaking in the water! he takes a bath like 3-4 times a day. He just sits in his water dish and soaks up the water! So I should still spray him with water also?

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Post by kyria » Mon May 14, 2007 2:22 pm

nope sounds like he is doing it all for himself :wink: other than that, just keep up the fresh foods and boost the calcium for the extra feather production.
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Post by Janice L Parks » Fri May 18, 2007 5:31 pm

I'm so glad that I signed in today, because I have been worrying about Prettygirl. I have been through several years of molt's with her, but it seemed to me like she was taking a very long time to get through it. I swear I could put together a whole other bird with the feathers I have vaccumed up. She got really agressive during the breeding season this year. I don't usually give her a bath unless she ask's for it, but I have been giving her one every day. She has a light green ring that appears around her neck. Peanut is very pretty. Can't wait to see pictures of him later. :)
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Post by giantfoot_truck » Mon May 21, 2007 2:49 pm

Peanut is just soo cute, that adorable little bird.
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Post by Lauren » Tue May 22, 2007 4:18 am

Aww! Any ring yet? :D

Janice, I also replied to your other post, I hope theres nothing too serious with Prettygirl. :wink:
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Post by Mandy » Tue May 22, 2007 6:22 am

I got Gandalf when she was 12 weeks old and she had her first moult at around 9 months of age, all tail and body feathers and all but the two first primaries on each wing were moulted out from what we could tell.

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