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I Have Just Found These...
« on: February 14, 2011, 06:46:45 PM »

I came home today opened Gucci and and Harry and have found these in Harrys cage, could this be a start of a moult? he is 8 months old and could be starting his 1st?? they have been pulled out from the root......




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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 06:48:10 PM »

Yeah, it could be, it's that time of the year again.  Charlie has started losing feathers as well.

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 06:48:31 PM »

looks like molted out feathers to me
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 06:48:51 PM »

yeah they look like moulted feathers to me,
mine are loosin a few lately
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 06:50:08 PM »

yesterday when I went in the birds room there was a mass of white feathers  :rofl:

Time to turn the heating down I think  :whistle:  :rofl:
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 06:51:04 PM »

They look moulted to me too  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 06:52:59 PM »


aaah thank god for that!

so girls tell me about moulting as this will be Harrys 1st and my 1st experience too,

anything I need to be careful about, or closley watch? or shall i let Harry get on with it?

do their behaviour change during a moult?
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 06:56:59 PM »

Sid they can sometimes be a bit off during a moult
and extra pulses and grains wil help them through it xx
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 06:57:19 PM »

as long as their diet is good and you spray them regularly that is all that is needed  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 07:00:40 PM »


well i spray them once a week, s for pulses and grains, they get the mash I made has got lots of pulses and grains in, would that be fine?
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 07:04:58 PM »

id spray them at least twice but thats just me maybe ?
they are kept indoors so im sure they wil be fine, just make sure you do it early in the day so they have time to dry xx
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 07:05:58 PM »

Sid they can sometimes be a bit off during a moult
and extra pulses and grains wil help them through it xx


That's it!!!!  Charlie is probably off because of his moult........awww bless him and I've had such horrible thoughts about him today, why didn't I think of that after I'd hoovered up a load of feathers....duuuhhhhhh!    Nawwww, I'm going to have to give him a big nut tomorrow.


Sid, you could always stand them in a pillow case!

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 07:08:44 PM »



what do you mean by a bit off? not eating? off their food? personally i think Harry is off his nut! :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 07:11:00 PM »

off as in bad mood Sid  :rofl:
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 07:11:27 PM »

Nippy, naughty and not nice.......oooo lots of n's  :rofl: :rofl:

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011, 07:14:24 PM »



well 100% spot on there!

I have noticed Harry being very naughty lunging at me! more than usual, making me a bit scared of him!

how long will this moult last and will he go totally bare? or just a few feathers here and there?
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2011, 07:15:18 PM »

are you still against pellets, Brucie because of your funny breeder?  They could really do with those when moulting, they need so many nutrients to grow new lovely feathers. At least give them a calcium/d3 supplement if nothing else, in addition to all your beans and pulses. They are a good addition to the diet, but even those who promote feeding just mash type of thing also use all sorts of natural supplements along with it.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2011, 07:16:26 PM »

Nico's first moult lasted for months  :cry2: :cry2: thought it was never going to end.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2011, 07:17:38 PM »

sorry Pat forgot to say poor Charlie  :cheekkiss:
hope you both get a better day tomorow  :thumbsup:

Sid you wil loose count over the years the times you may get lunged at or bitten  :rofl:
and no dont worry they wont go bare , the new feathers wil come in as the old ones moult out  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2011, 07:20:15 PM »

He won't go bald, you won't really notice where they have come from, as one drops out another one is pushing it's way through, they are called "pin" feathers and because they are still in the sheath, they are stiff so if knocked or if we tickle them and catch them it can hurt them a little bit, so that's why they get a bit grumpy until the feather breaks free from the sheath.  

Don't you dare show Harry you are afraid.   You need to do some training with him, this is where it's easier with one lol.  

With Harry on a perch or in his cage, walk towards him, as soon as he puts his head down to lunge, stop, wait until he relaxes and then turn and walk away.  Do it again and again for about 10 to 15 minutes, then leave it.  Do it again later on in the day, gradually, gradually, you will see that you can get closer and closer to him without him lunging at you.  He will realise that you don't want to harm him so he relaxes.   Always make sure you are higher than them, don't allow them to sit on your shoulders, you are in control.......well, we like to think we are, but we let them think they are.
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