Cockatiel and Molting

by Adara

My cockatiel went through her first molt in feb/mar. But now she seems to be molting again. I know bird molt a few times a year but isnt this too soon? She is not plucking them out. Could it be the change of seasons that is causing this? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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May 12, 2011
Bird molt can last for weeks
by: The Avian Vet

Molts can last several weeks to months. They molt different feathers at different times throughout the molt. It sounds like your bird is normal. I would recommend taking him in for a well bird check with an avian veterinarian to be sure.

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