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FINALLY a feather!

Discussion in 'The Airport' started by Linearis, 10/14/18.

  1. Linearis

    Linearis Strolling the yard

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    My bird has been molting a lil here and there and finally I see a feather on each side peeking out of her wings. Makes me happy but of course she still can't fly. xD I know they lose one feather on each side but does it take the same amount of time between feathers or is this indication of her about to lose more feathers very soon? x.x I've had her for over 3 months now but this is the first sign of progress for her wings. Now that she has a new feather I wonder how much longer we both have to wait. :/

    Also I wonder how many she needs before she can fly moderately well.
     
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  2. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Sprinting down the street

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    :congrats5:

    It sounds like a fid milestone! I know when my guy looses them it's usually a feather on 1 side & the next day it's a feather on the other side. For what I call molting losses. It sounds like you have more molting coming. I know it feels like a life time till she can fly, but be patient it will be on top of you before you know it.

    :bighug: Rain
     
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  3. Linearis

    Linearis Strolling the yard

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    Haha thanks, yeah the one feather is on both sides already, just wondering when the others will pop up now.

    Note that this isn't first time she is growing primaries, just she came to me clipped so I have to wait for them to grow back now. :(
     
  4. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Sprinting down the street

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    Buddy still has 1 clipped feather left, it's now been over 1 year ago, his annual came & went in Aug. I wish I could help more. Sorry.

    :gbh: Rain
     
  5. Bonkers

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    I am really proud of one of my little birdies he is growing his feathers back REMARKABLY! :D

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  6. Linearis

    Linearis Strolling the yard

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    Cute lil guy!
     
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  7. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Sprinting down the street

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    He looks like a little sweety! His color is very nice too! May I ask what type of bird he is? I'd like to look up about him on Wiki.

    :hug4: Rain
     
  8. Leih

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    Awww so sweet! I'm a new birb parent to one lovebird and two linnies and didn't lnow any better when I got them, so they are all clipped. I don't intend to keep them clipped but for now the lovie still can fly pretty well. My flock is just losing a few down feathers here and there. So glad someone reminded me about molting or I'd be panicking about the sorta scruffy looking feathers!
     
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  9. Farlie

    Farlie Walking the driveway

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    What in the world happened to its tail feathers???
     
  10. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Sprinting down the street

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    I assumed they were still coming in.

    :fairy2:

    :bluhug: Rain
     
  11. Farlie

    Farlie Walking the driveway

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    Unless I'm missing something here, a bird doesn't loose all its tail feathers or it couldn't fly. :unsure: :shrug:
     
  12. Bonkers

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    No prob! That is a regular Parakeet. (Im in the USA, so you may call them budgies or Budgerigars where you are from.) Regular parakeet, not English. I keep asking what kind of blue he is, but, in my bird knowledge, I think he is young because of all the bars across his head, and his eyes are still all black (no iris visible yet, they look so cute.) I am so happy you like him!

    I'll have to take more pics if I can. I think I have one of him standing on one foot lol! Happy Birdie :)
     
  13. Bonkers

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    He sure is a cutey!!! :heart:
     
  15. Rain Bow

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    He is a Cutie! :heart2: I'm in the USA too, I see it (budgie) in the new picture. The other 1 looking @ his back, he looked bigger to me. I was also beat that night when I posted. I get daft after a real long day. :lol:

    How are his feathers doing now, it's been about a week?

    :grouphug3: Rain
     

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