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Old 08-22-2015, 06:43 PM
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my Jessie has been very quiet today and not very active. usually shes very hyper and playfull and curious and chirpy. shes had a few moments like that today but not many

shes been sitting on the same perch on the ceiling on and off all day and ive just noticed a lot of feathers that have gathered on the floor

so obviously she is going through another moult, she is due for one as she hasnt had one for a while.

but i just wanted to know if this less active/playful thing is normal when they are going through a moult? shes never been this quiet while moulting before

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p.s. i must add, it has been hot and very humid today and it was like that all last night too so maybe that is contributing to it

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Yes, her behavior is quite normal and the heat and humidity is probably contributing to less activity as well.
Be sure to offer her a shallow dish with water to bathe and/or mist her lightly if she prefers that.

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I agree with Deborah and would add that mine often get that way when molting...
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When moulting a bird has to put a lot of effort into growing out their new feathers , it is a good idea to provide egg and biscuit or some flax seed for them to help them through this time. All budgies experiences are different just like we humans.
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When moulting a bird has to put a lot of effort into growing out their new feathers , it is a good idea to provide egg and biscuit or some flax seed for them to help them through this time. All budgies experiences are different just like we humans.
i do mix egg food in with her seed a couple times a week any way because she does love it. but ill start giving it to her daily until her moult has ended. thanks for your advice
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