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    Re: my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    Is your tiel a Lutino?

    Its often common for a lutino to have a bald patch right behidn thier crest. My bird has a very very tiny one you cant see unless she has her crest all the way up and you blow on the top of her head, lol. Dont ask!

    Anyway, the bald spots can be on other mutations besides Lutinos, its just prevalent with them. From what i had read I belive it was cuase by the imbreeding used to create the lutino mutation. Could be wrong on that.

    Bald spots are nothing horrible. Birds with bald spots still make great pets, its just they shouldnt be used as breeders to prevent the passing of the bald gene.



    Now if your bird had a full head of feathers and is al of a sudden loosing feathers from the head. Thats a different story.

    In that case. How old is your bird? When was its first molt or next molt due?

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    my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    help...what does that mean??my tiel is balding from his head...right behind his sticking hair...what does this mean????

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    Re: my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    mine isn't a lutino..its a normal female grey... im not sure of its exact age..but it should be around 10-13months old..and i dont know when or how to tell its next molt will be....although its growing more new feathers..i grew 2 new tailfeather..plus i've notice some feathers growin in the area of its ear...anybody know if the bald spot will grow back?

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    Re: my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    Usually tiels go through their moult around 6-9 months of age...and the moult can last for a while. If she is around 10 months old, it's very possible for her to be going through her moult right now.
    In fact, the way you describe it, it does sound like she is.
    If the bald spot is due to the moult, her feathers will eventually come back. You'll see what are called "pin feathers"---plastic pointy looking things, which are the new feathers in their casings.

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    Re: my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    Yeah, Sophie was a little baldy for the longest time. Now she has a full head of feathers. It'll grow back...personally, I think the bald spots are kind of endearing.

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    Re: my teil is balding....!!!!what does it mean??

    Yeap, its a the 1st molt.

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