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Budgie Molting? *Pics Added*

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by rodriguezpoultry, May 23, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Is it time for molting already? My Lutino is feathering my apartment with her own traits! Not that I mind it, it's just a bit more dusting and vacuuming now and then.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Pics? It might be, mine start early.
     
  3. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can save the really nice wing and tail feathers and maky funky dangly earrings. [​IMG]

    I have a pair made from my Green Cheek Conure's shed tail feathers, I love the bright turquoise!
    I just grouped a few feathers together and sealed the roots together with some epoxy and a wooden kebab tool. I attached them to some French hooks, wrapped the root of the bundle in pretty silver wire, and there ya go.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I can't wear earrings...I had them pierced but they kept growing back and would get infected. (I followed the instructions to a T). Now, when I wear earrings, they get infected within a few hours and a "hot" spot with scar tissue has to be...um...pushed out like a really bad zit.

    Now wasn't that a fun visual?

    I'll see if I can take pics. It's odd...her cere is starting to turn, I think, into a brown color indicating she's preparing for breeding, but molting and breeding don't exactly go hand in hand...
     
  5. MomtoSyd&Emma

    MomtoSyd&Emma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Southern VA
    She is hitting adult hood!

    I have 2 budgies, both are molting right now, add that to the Parrot molting and OMG its like a feather pillow has been broken lol
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Here are some photos from a few hours ago:

    The floor:
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    Luna:
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    Daggum, she looks rough in that second photo...she's just hopping around her cage doing her head bob thing now! lol
     

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