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Old 12-26-2018, 06:46 AM
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Unhappy Feather Loss

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I need some help with my budgie, Tony. In the past two days he has lost his primary flight feathers n both wings! He can barely fly now and keeps crashing into furniture and falling to the floor. Now I assumed moulting might be the cause but he has only lost one other small feather and there are no pin feathers present. He has been quite moody lately and he is wagging his tail an awful lot. He has had moults in the past but they haven’t been like this. Tony is a year old. His wings look really short now as he’s missing the long feathers at the end. I haven’t seen him plucking them out, when he landed on me yesterday another large feather from his wing came out. Is it odd that he’s losing only these feathers in such a short time? I’m really worried about my baby boy.


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Old 12-26-2018, 12:36 PM
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He's missing this throat spots so he might be moulting more than you thought.
That being said, if this is a highly unusual feather loss for your babe take him to the avian vet and get him a look over.

Are there any other birds in the house?
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It sounds like Tony is molting. Depending on the individual as well as climate conditions in the home, you’ll see that budgies can have frequent molts.
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It is not normal for a budgie to molt all of his flight feathers at one time.
I would recommend you have Tony checked out by an Avian Vet to ensure there is no underlying condition.
What diet do you have Tony on currently?
Is he being exposed to long periods of full-spectrum lighting? More than 1 hour per day can contribute to excessive feather loss.

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Hi there and to the forums!

Tony is adorable; I'm sorry to hear that he's having problems with his feathers. FaeryBee is correct that budgies should never molt ALL of their flight feathers at once. I would also check him in to an avian vet appointment to ensure he's healthy.

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I understood that Tony is not molting clumps of feathers? I posted before you added the photo... how much more has he molted by now? I do agree it’s best to have him checked by an avian vet, to see if this is a heavy molt, or if it is a massive loss of feathers for a different reason. Keep us posted!
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