Feather loss

by Kelly
(Qld, Australia)

My 2.5 year old Alexandrine Parrot seems to be losing quite a number of feathers. Is this normal?

I was told at around 3 years of age they develop a ring around their neck to display their sex; would this feather loss be making room for these feathers?

There's no bald patches that I can see at this point.

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Feb 03, 2012
Bird losing feathers
by: Tracie

As long as there are not any bald patches, everything should be normal. The molt is not necessarily making room for the ring, it is just that the old, worn feathers need to be replaced.

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