Parrotlet Molting

Submitted by Parrotlets 4 u on Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:11
I have a blue dilute Pacific Parrotlet named Blu. She is a little over 4 months old. How long does the molt last? I started seeing pinnies when she was three months, but she is still loosing feathers now. I'm not sure if the new feathers at three months was her real first molt or if it was a fake one. When is the earliest a molt can start? Thanks

Molting can be induced by the weather conditions not by age. If there is a drastic change in climate condition, a molt will start. Typically you can expect a bird to molt once or twice a year (depending on where they are). A molt should be gradual. You'd notice the occasional feather coming out, but if you see bald spots - then that would not be natural and one could assume that a disease is causing the feather loss.

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