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Hi all,

I have read some of the stickies and threads on molting and they were very informative thank you, but I was hoping for a little reassurance. Blue seems to be in a constant molt, some times worse than others with uncomfortable pin feathers on his face and carpet full of feathers. From what I read this can be quite normal? He eats Harrisons high protein pellets, trill seed, and plenty of different veggies. He also uses natural wooden perches to rub against and takes plenty of baths, but what has concerned me is his frayed wing feathers. He doesn't, and has never had any bald patches, but these frays have been there some time now, is this quite normal? He flies and moves around just fine.
 

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Thank you so much for your comments :hug: I found this puzzling too as he has the exact same fraying on his other side too, at least he's symmetrical! About him sitting up, possibly rubbing against his cage bars, no, he doesn't seem to at all :S
 

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He does have a mineral block which he uses, but whether it is good or not I can't be sure of. It was a well known brand, I remember that much. Thanks for mentioning this to me Deb, I will buy a new one in case it is missing some vital minerals, and he has had his current one a long time now. Hopefully this will help :)
 

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I just looked up the warm mist humidifier and I think it would benefit all of us! Me and my youngest get sinus stuffiness due to allergies and my eldest has eczema. Thanks for your help!
 

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Thanks Aluz, I haven't tried him with egg yet, shall give it a go. And I did consider that he may be doing it himself, but I haven't noticed him plucking any more than normal preening, but then I haven't noticed him preening that area at all, not sure he can reach, only his body feathers.
 
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