Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

  1. #1
    Hatching
    Name
    Tarryn
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Hibcius Coast New Zealand
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    HAvent seen Frodo go through any moults yet until now. Mum thought something was wrong with Frodo and I just told her its molting Though I was slightly worried and been constantly googling

    Though read molting can sometimes be quite heavy. Have seen my cockatiels molt over the years and mum hasnt really. I am sure I am more panicked and worried than my birds ever are

  2. #2
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    17,143
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 774 Times in 770 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    I think all of us who own birds here worry about molts. My lovebird had health issues and when he molted he would get really sick and I would fret and usually end up taking him to his vets. There is not much we can do when they molt except offer them nice bowls of clean water and if they let you spray them with water with pure aloe juice added to it this softens their skin making it easier for them to molt. I also heard red palm oil mixed with a little wet food is great for them from the inside out. I hope Frodo gets through his molt soon so you can stop worrying about him.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  3. #3
    Parent clawnz's Avatar
    Name
    Clive
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
    Posts
    3,512
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 361 Times in 355 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    I can confirm Alex only have one molt per year, Frodo will look a mess when he goes into a full on molt.
    Which should be soon and all over by February here in NZ.
    You could of asked as I went thorough this ans was most concerned about it being something I was missing.
    He will look motley and have patches of sad colour.
    R.I.P my little ones.

  4. #4
    Chick Charlie :)'s Avatar
    Name
    Charlie
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,156
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    mine have wheatgerm oil and red palm oil every other day in there food and never seem to be bothered by molting now its great for the skin and feathers.
    Gone from our sight, But never our memories, Gone from our touch, But never our hearts

    Princess Leia - Storm - - Yoda - Hunny & Suga

    Odin Poppy Pheobe Spice Frodo Ari

  5. #5
    Hatching
    Name
    Tarryn
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Hibcius Coast New Zealand
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    Quote Originally Posted by clawnz View Post
    I can confirm Alex only have one molt per year, Frodo will look a mess when he goes into a full on molt.
    Which should be soon and all over by February here in NZ.
    You could of asked as I went thorough this ans was most concerned about it being something I was missing.
    He will look motley and have patches of sad colour.
    Yeah he looks a mess, Family is calling him ugly lately. But he gives this look to mum thats almost like "Who you calling ugly.?" But since never seen an Alexandrine molt it was a shock

  6. #6
    Hatching
    Name
    Tarryn
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Hibcius Coast New Zealand
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer girl View Post
    I think all of us who own birds here worry about molts. My lovebird had health issues and when he molted he would get really sick and I would fret and usually end up taking him to his vets. There is not much we can do when they molt except offer them nice bowls of clean water and if they let you spray them with water with pure aloe juice added to it this softens their skin making it easier for them to molt. I also heard red palm oil mixed with a little wet food is great for them from the inside out. I hope Frodo gets through his molt soon so you can stop worrying about him.
    aww poor little love bird and ohh I see. Lol he gets showers with the spray bottle which he loves... Lol tried bathes and he just like "What I am supposed to do?" Kinda look and then he drinks it instead

  7. #7
    Hatching
    Name
    Tarryn
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Hibcius Coast New Zealand
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie.R View Post
    mine have wheatgerm oil and red palm oil every other day in there food and never seem to be bothered by molting now its great for the skin and feathers.
    Ah I see thanks

  8. #8
    Parent clawnz's Avatar
    Name
    Clive
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
    Posts
    3,512
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 361 Times in 355 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    Yes they sure do look a mess while going through this period.

    Just to note!
    Dexter is going into his yearly molt early this time!
    Shedding feathers all over and looking blotchy. (Yellowing out in spots).
    Hope he is fully feathered by the time we show him off at Animates opening in January.
    R.I.P my little ones.

  9. #9
    Tailfeather
    Name
    Ellen
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    USA Midwest
    Posts
    10,986
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 1,250 Times in 1,249 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    Is Animates your new facility? (sure hope so)!!! Maybe Dexter is molting more than usual because of moving your flock. I do know that any changes in their day to day activities can set off a molt in some birds. My budgie, Muffin, will molt some feathers if anything is changed in my home, such as moving cage (even just cleaning cage), or additional folks coming in to visit, because generally we do not have much company, and of course weather.

  10. #10
    Parent clawnz's Avatar
    Name
    Clive
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
    Posts
    3,512
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 361 Times in 355 Posts

    Re: I spend too much time worrying when my birds molt

    No Maxollie.
    Animates are a pet chain store company.
    They have many stores nation wide, but my local where I hang out now and then to play with their birds, is moving to a new location and going to do a two day promotion, and asked me to bring Dexter in.
    Sorted taking Percy in as well. And now there is a chance I may be able to take Poppy (Sun Conure) along as well. She maybe coming in to see what I can do for her screaming. Being a Sun I only know one way that works for sure. And that is to give in the the attention seeking.
    So going to try and swap her back and forth with her owner for a few weeks and see if that works. Owner is at the end of a tight rope and has to fix the bird screaming, move out, or rehome. Hopefully we can work it out so Poppy can stay with her owner.
    Last edited by clawnz; 12-16-2014 at 02:58 PM.
    R.I.P my little ones.

Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-18-2008, 07:40 AM
  2. How much time do you Really spend with your bird(s)?
    By littlelovebird in forum Other Parrots
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-30-2006, 06:23 PM
  3. If you have a small cold and spend a lot of time with your budgie could you..........
    By Suzy_89 in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2005, 06:57 PM
  4. Do I spend enough time??
    By Estie in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-24-2005, 12:42 PM
  5. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND WITH YOUR BUDGIE?
    By yummykaren in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-10-2004, 08:01 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home