molting plumhead parakeet

how long does a molt last on a plumhead parakeet? His head used to be plum but now has a lot of grey in it and he has lost his tail feather. he is still eating and vocalizing but he looks ill.

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Aug 19, 2012
Probably a sick parakeet
by: Tracie

A bird that seems sick is usually very sick. A bird that is molting will not have bare spots or down feathers showing. They will lose feathers and the replacement feathers will come in without bare spots ever showing.

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