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Message #1914. This is a followup to #1910.

Name:Anna and Boo
Date:Sunday August 8, 2004 10:46:52 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Feathers
Message:Do you know about molting? Birds naturally molt, dropping and replacing feathers every year. This is completely natural, noting to worry about. Just make sure he's eating a healthy, varied diet, and feed him a little bit more protein than usual. He'll be fine.

If you know how he molts, and this is NOT regular molting; and especially if his feathers appear abnormal or misshapen in any way, call your vet and have him checked over.


Sarah Luvs Sammy wrote:
> My Nanday seems to be loosing his feathers....but doesn't seem to be
> plucking them out himself.  They seem to just fall out......if he is
> sitting on my shoulder and I move him there will be about 2 or 3
> feathers left behind and I find them on the floor and other
> places..anyone know why this might be happening?  AT first it just
> started with the feathers on his head falling out and we were told it
> was from him rubbing against something but I noticed a small spot on
> his neck without any feathers.  Is there some kind of vitamin that I
> should give him? Please e-mail me if you have any suggestions on how
> to make his feathers stop falling out or why this is happening. Thank
> you.
> -Sarah

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