Alexandrine molting or plucking?
by Ashley F
Hi, I've got a supposed male Alexandrine,one year old this week, and he has not had a serious molt yet. When he was about 6 months he lost a few baby feathers here and there. I've noticed about three times as many feathers in and around his cage in the last 3 days. The feathers seem to be in pretty good condition and coming out in even numbers.
Here in Texas, we just started our Spring season and I keep him in a room with natural light. I haven't seen him over-preen or any bald spots yet. I watched him shake and a couple feathers flittered out.
Does this seem to be a molt rather than plucking?
Thank you for your help!