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Is this molting?

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Blueberrybird
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Is this molting?

Post by Blueberrybird » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:02 pm

Barry is my first bird, got him in July, he was hatched in march. He is losing a lot of little downy feathers, no big ones. His feathers on his head look really rough and he looks like he is blue and white patchy. I know the pics aren't that great, he won't stay still! But could someone tell me if this looks like a molt? http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z41 ... f75eb7.jpg

Blueberrybird
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Re: Is this molting?

Post by Blueberrybird » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:57 pm

Reply, anyone? Please?

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Re: Is this molting?

Post by julie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:52 am

yep it looks like a mild molt.Wait till barry has a full big molt and you will think he is neglected.

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Re: Is this molting?

Post by Blueberrybird » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:27 am

Thank you Julie, I've kinda been beating myself up already, I will hopefully keep that in mind when we get a big one.

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Re: Is this molting?

Post by julie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:40 am

The amount of feathers they loose with a big one ,some people including me have thought we were going to see a dead bird somewhere.They loose that much its scary, but when they finish the molt the feathers come in all nice and shiny and they look so good.

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