Molting. Is that normal?

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Inmetal
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Molting. Is that normal?

Postby Inmetal » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:24 am

Hello to everyone! I have 8 months old IRN . Before 3 months he lost his little feathers but the strong one on the wings and tail remains untouched. Is that normal and if it is when he will change his strong feathers because they a in very bad condition. I think that is his birth feathers . Thanks !

Molossus2
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby Molossus2 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:59 pm

sounds like an abnormal condition...pics pics pics

sanjays mummi
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby sanjays mummi » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:54 pm

The little white wisps are down feathers (like a thermal vest), my bird usually loses these first, in quantity!, the coloured feathers usually follow, but sometimes only a few are moulted, the tail feathers are last to be shed. Then I see little pin feathers growing on his head, new feathers have a sheath, which the bird removes with a combing action, like an umbrella cover, they lift off, revealing a lovely bright fresh feather from underneath.
I find a tepid spray with filtered water containing a few drops of glycerin and organic rosewater really helps, it soothes the skin, and prevents scaly foot, it also seems to aid the moult, loosening up old feathers. But the rosewater Must be organic, and not the stuff that's been coloured for cosmetic use, Make sure you offer foods rich in vitamin c, to aid the skin too.

Inmetal
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby Inmetal » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:32 am

Thank you for quick replay! I may overstate about his feathers. The bird looks pretty normal by the way only his wings and tail feathers looks dirty and damaged because he did not change them and i wander why. He changed everything but them. I did not write his age correctly too. He is 10 months old. In my country cold winter now so i wonder when he will start to molt again?

Here is my feathered friend now :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqCJnJ ... e=youtu.be

sanjays mummi
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby sanjays mummi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:41 pm

He is absolutely gorgeous! And healthy, it's cold in the UK too, but I have central heating.
My bird won't moult for a few months yet!, I send his coloured feathers to my little grandson, he likes to put them in his cap. :-bd

Scrumpy
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby Scrumpy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:49 pm

hoe often do they molt and at what stage do they lose there baby ones

Kiko2017
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby Kiko2017 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:46 am

What you think about my IRN? I think its about time for molt but is it looking like that? Is it possible he does it to himself trying to stick head through cage bars?
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby annarose » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:00 am

It look pretty normal, as for me
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Re: Molting. Is that normal?

Postby JavierCoats » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:59 am

I'd like to get more detailed information about how they change their strong feathers and why they are in a very bad condition.


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