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Old 06-07-2015, 02:25 AM
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Hi, my budgies feathers are very ratty. He has just moulted, but that hasn't helped. He doesn't appear to preen too much and the vet has checked for parasites in faeces and mites. He does eat veggies like spinach and carrot, though I'm sure he could always get more. Please see the figure attached. I would love some help with this. Thanks.

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The condition of a budgie's feathers is indicative of its overall health.
Poor feather condition is usually a result of a vitamin deficiency.
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Welcome to talk budgies. As Deb said, feather condition is a sign of overall health and nutrition being what it should be. It is good to feed our bird's egg, and also flax seed when they molt to help with healthy new feather growth. Lot of good info here to help with this and any other issues...
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Hello! Welcome to the forums

As mentioned above, poor feather condition is usually almost entirely caused by nutritional deficiencies. Does he have a cuttle bone? Is he on a only-seed diet? Vegetables are very good, I'm glad he's eating them!

Your budgie is a very pretty color and I hope to see more pictures soon!
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