Parakeet Lost Flight Feathers on One Side - should I clip the other?
(New York, NY)
Hello, I recently boarded my parakeet during a molt and when I picked him up, I found he had lost all of his flight feathers on one side. I read that this might be a stress molt. He seems OK otherwise, and is eating and pooping normally but I was wondering if a vet should see him or if I should clip the flight feathers on his other wing to make him even. He cannot fly right now with one wing missing the flight feathers but I can keep him in his cage until they grow back. I have read that clipped wings take much longer to grow back than molted wings. I can't seem to find consistent answers to this issue. What do you suggest?