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Re: How Long Until Love Birds Molt

Posted by KarenH on 2/19/06
(5) Comments

    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.


    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)