caique feathers

by ronnie
(pennsylvania)

we have a 1 1/2 year old white bellied caique. after he took a bath in his water bowl we noticed that his belly feathers were not drying at a closer look we realized that he appeared to be molting, now it appears that he is losing his belly feathers and some feathers on his wings appear to be falling out. we have not noticed any other changes in him except he has started to screech for long periods. he continues to play hard like there is nothing wrong with him. do you think this is just normal molting? we have not experienced molting before other then when he lost his baby feathers.

Editors note: I am sorry this took days to post, our system has been down.

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Nov 19, 2008
Caique molting
by: Tracie

If the bird does not have any bare spots, then this is regular molting. Some birds are grumpy during the molt, because it is not comfortable.

If you notice any bare spots, then take your bird to an avian vet to be looked at.

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