please help me!!

by tia

My parakeet has long white things growing out of his legs and around the sides of his beak what is wrong with him what can I do?

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Apr 09, 2010
Bird with long white things
by: Tracie

From what you describe, it sounds like your bird is molting. The new feathers come in with a waxy sheath over them. You will likely see a lot of white dust all around the cage also, as the sheaths fall off and the new feathers come in.

You can help the bird with this, by providing fresh water for the him to bathe in every day. Only keep the water in the cage for 30 minutes or so, because it is NOT good for the bird to drink water it has bathed in and possibly soiled with feces.

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