Is my Alexandrine malting?

by Luke
(Australia)

I have an Alexandrine parrot which is almost 1 year old. He hasn't malted yet, but in the last week he has removed whilst grooming, 11 small feathers each about 6 cm in length. Is this malting?

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Oct 09, 2013
Is my bird malting
by: Luke

Thanks heaps for that!

Oct 05, 2013
Alexandrien losing some feathers
by: Tracie

Some birds go through drastic molts, where they are covered in pin feathers and the floor looks like something tore up the bird because of the mass of feathers.

Some birds just lose a few feathers and grow a few new ones. As long as the bird doesn't have bare spots, all is well.

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