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    Canary losing feathers around the tail/Back

    One of my friend brought me a canary. It has lost its feathers around the tail and under the wings. The canary has been with him for almost 6 months. The behavior is normal. Have tried the parasite drops on her back and still no results. Please assisst.

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    Re: Canary losing feathers around the tail/Back

    No worries at all. A transfer of, lets say ownership, creates a new environment, what you are seeing is the beginning of the molt. Nirds start their molt by dropping their flight and tail feathers first. You will probably experience another soft molt at a later date. This was most likely again triggered by the change of hands, via stress induced by it.

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    Re: Canary losing feathers around the tail/Back

    Yes, The poor bird was kept in very bad condition. Now it is seems very happy. The wing feathers are pretty damaged too, do they grow new ones or they get regrowth in the same wings.
    I hope she can recover.

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    Re: Canary losing feathers around the tail/Back

    They need as much good food, greens and vits you can give. The bird will drop every feather it has and regrow every feather, so it is a stressful time, physically. This is a normal, once a year thing, but it is very important to let them have baths to help, and the best foods you can give, Piece of broccoli one day, piece of kale the next, maybe a small piece of carrot etc. They love cool baths so adding a small shallow bowl with refrigerator cool water really help and they love it.

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