Mine have never molted both at once but it’s probably not a big issue. Mine usually molt 4 of them every year and still have a full long tail feather each time so probably 3 to 4 months for them to grow back.
Thanks, his tail looks really short now. There are no long tail feathers left. Aurelius' is longer. I guess so long as it's normal. I wondered if it were a sign of disease, in which case he'd need an appointment no matter what he thought of handling. I guess they have four total?
Okay, I'll monitor him for what he moults. So far the only big feathers are those three (2 tail; 1 wing). I was just a little shocked by the tail. I collect their big feathers anyway, so am very up on what's been moulted. If he starts moulting left, right & centre, I'll have him tested.
Most of the time Buddy molts one long tail feather at a time but a couple of times he molted both. I was worried that it might affect his flying but it didn't. I recall it took about 4 weeks for the new ones to completely grow in.
My birds will occasionally moult a couple of big feathers (wing or tail) at once....its no big deal - it just happens some times! Especially with my p'let, most times she loses her big feathers in 'pairs'.