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Re: How Long Until Love Birds Molt

Posted by AGS on 2/19/06
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    Karen,

    Thank you for the information. And I am happy to report there are no
    bald spots.

    AGS

    On 2/19/06, KarenH wrote:
    > They won't lose all their feathers at once. It's more gradual. You
    > will see the new pinfeathers all over the bird. You will
    > especially notice it in the mask of the black masked bird because
    > the pin feathers are white and they contrast with the black
    > feathers on the mask's head. There will be a lot more feathers in
    > the bottom of the cage too. If there are any bald spots, that's
    > not moulting but a sign of something like mites or the bird is
    > plucking, etc.
    >
    > Karen
    >
    >
    >
    > On 2/18/06, AGS wrote:
    >> Karen:
    >>
    >> Thanks for the reply. Does moulting mean that he will lose and
    >> replace all of his feathers, or just some of them?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> AGS
    >>
    >> On 2/18/06, KarenH wrote:
    >>> They are usually moulting by 5 1/2 months.
    >>>
    >>> Karen
    >>>
    >>> On 2/17/06, AGS wrote:
    >>>> I have a blue masked love bird who is 5 1/2 months old. I
    >>>> was wondering how long before his first molting?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>>
    >>>> AGS
    >>>>
    >>>> (p.s. he is the most spoiled bird ever and we love him very
    >>>> much)