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  1. BudgieQuaker

    Is my bird plucking?

    Hi everyone. I have a quaker parrot and hes a year and a month old and yesterday i noticed him pulling out a few feathers, then i went to his cage and saw so many feathers down there! I think hes molting, but do birds pull out their feathers when they molt? I don't see any skin showing, but i...
  2. J

    Is stormy plucking or preening or molting? Help!

    Hi friends - I am new to the forum and have a 20 year old cockatiel with me. He loves to whistle and play, but recently I have noticed that when he showers, he ends up releasing some old dust off his feathers. I am worried he is also picking and pulling out hairs. Not sure if its molting or...
  3. Nicole Bred


    Hi! i have my cockatiel who is about 8 months old now, and i think he might be starting to molt, but i’m not sure and i guess i want to be sure that he’s not just hurt some how . these are the best pictures that i could get, but it looks like a random patch that has tons of tiny tiny pin...
  4. TheToddicus

    First Time Bird Owner

    Hi all! I'm a first time bird owner with a hand-tame lutino cockatiel called Bambino, coming up to 6 months old. He bonded with me really quickly and now loves my partner too. We decided not to have him clipped and he's really good at flying now, he can be a bit mischievous but he's got a...
  5. HeatherD

    Molting advice?

    My pionus is almost a year and a half old, but she hasn't gone through a "big" molt, and she's not really moulting right now. She replaced some feathers in the past 1-2 months, but not as many as I would've expected. The last vet appointment was about 2 months ago. She was in good shape for the...
  6. AkasyaEllric

    Diggle is such an awkward teen

    Diggle looks so bad right now. He's coming into his full colors and looks like he has something wrong with him. He doesn't but I can see why people would think there is :loltears:
  7. R

    Untame bird molting

    My quaker parrot lucy doesn't trust us yet. She came from a previous owner who got too old to care for her, and shes going through her first molt in our care. I can tell shes in pain or discomfort as she screams alot more than usual, bites, and is overall cranky. I want to help with her...
  8. Cosette Gagne

    Molting? GCC

    Hello all! This is my first post. I've been lurking on the forums for a bit. Got my Yellow sided GCC in March of this year. He is now 6 months old. I believe he has started molting but I'm not quite sure. We have had a couple really nice, warm days here in New England. I took him for a walk...
  9. G


    Hey, I have had my bird for almost 2 years now, she was 10 when I adopted her and she has yet to molt. I was wondering if I should be concerned, change her diet, or if this is normal. (She is a cinnamon green-cheek conure)
  10. Raineywhether

    Molt speed- when should I worry?

    Hi! My boy Pippin is going through his four month molt, I think. It has been almost a week, and so far he has lost... One primary. And a teeny tiny cheek feather. And a bit of down fluff, but... Nothing else! I am only concerned because I've read that their molts take "two to three weeks," and...
  11. Szandor

    Molting Worries

    Hello again! My Tiel, Sam, is six and a half months old now! He's started to lose a lot of feathers, so I'm assuming his first molt is coming around; which I've found out should happen at around this time. What I'm worried about though is his right wing; I've noticed today that there's a tiny...
  12. M

    Want to Know About French Molt (Polyoma Virus)

    Hi, Few days ago I notice That one of my budgie lost his feathers and its rough and also his tail is become smaller and less active. Today I caught him to give him suppliement but he bite me roughly and I get few drops of blood. So now, I want to know That if he have French Molt (Polyoma Virus)...
  13. B

    Sleepy Bird and Droppings

    First of all SORRY FOR THE SPAM We haven't kept birds for a long while and when we did there wasn't anyone to do a whole lot of research so they unfortunately would pass before their time. So with the two birds we have now I may be a little paranoid but I want to make sure my babies are okay...
  14. B

    Is my bird moulting?

    My ringneck is supposedly around one and a half years old, and we got him around a week and a half ago due to him having to be rehomed as fast as possible. Frankie (now accepting new name suggestions too) has been itching like crazy! He loves his spray showers and seems to calm down a little...
  15. Littlelovebird

    Pin feather broke off

    Hi guys, My little BUck is going through a molt and has lots of pin feathers on his neck. While he was scratching his neck with his foot one of the pin feather broke off. Theres no blood, I dont think it was still attached to a blood vessel and if so it must have been really at the base or...
  16. LydiaB

    How to Help Eddie Through his Molt?

    Eddie has recently started his big yearly molt. I can see all the little pin feathers on his head and I feel so bad because it looks like its really uncomfortable. I really want to help him, but I'm not sure how besides giving him access to baths frequently. Any other tips to help him have a...
  17. WallyCockatiel

    Bird’s pin feathers

    I have a 6-month old, wing-clipped male cockatiel (you can see him in my profile pic), he hasn’t molted yet. I noticed ever since we got him (about 3 months ago) he has these pin feathers all around his neck and head. He is super comfortable with me touching him but I never gave him a scritch...
  18. WallyCockatiel

    Bird didn’t molt yet

    I have a Male cockatiel, 5 months old, the breeder clipped his wings when they grew, he hasn’t molted yet. Also is it normal he isn’t singing? All he does is scream, and when he’s happy he doesn’t say anything, sometimes a chirp but no tweeting. Is this normal??!??
  19. :^ilovemybirbs

    Please help!

    I have health concerns for my bird, Tweet. Over the past couple months, Tweet was very fluffy and sat on perches normally (instead of lifting a foot). Tweet has a friend in the cage as well, named Pirate. The first image is Tweet now, and the second is Tweet a month ago. My mom and brother both...
  20. Barnaby Rose

    Urgent Female Eclectus plucking/bald spot on chest???

    Guys I am VERY worried. Emma was going through what I THOUGHT was a pretty heavy 'molt'... her feathers around her collar, her sides and around her neck and etc were looking a little dark and ruffled and thin in places, but nothing I was too extremely concerned with.. and then this morning we...