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Any one here have any experience with birds???

July 1st, 2001, 11:27 AM
Hi there everyone!
Now, I'm not new to birds, but I have a question:

My Cockatiel will be 5 months old in 2 days, and I think she's already starting to molt. The thing is, I thought they were only supposed to start at 6-8 months old....?
Her feathers are coming out like crazy and they're everywhere. Is she really molting??? early???


June 7th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Is she pulling her feathers out or are they falling out?

June 7th, 2004, 03:08 PM
Wow, that was 3 years ago? Hehe... Okay, well, no, she wasn't pulling them out. I found out that she was just molting. :)

Now the Quaker Parrot I got two years ago is another story. He just chews on some, occasionally. :rolleyes: Never got to be a real problem though. Just keepin' him happy, (busy!), and healthy. :)