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Old 10-09-2016, 04:20 PM
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I was giving DiscoBeats his out of cage time when I really looked at his tailfeathers. I thought they looked a little discolored, maybe? I can't say I ever really paid attention to how it looked. But I was just wondering if any of you thought I should be worried about it or not.

He's fine otherwise. Eats, sleeps, poops normally. He still not a big on playing with his toys, so I can't judge that.

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Your DiscoBeats is an opaline budgie and it's normal for him to have his main (biggest) tail fathers in two tones, blue and white.
To improve feather quality, you can offer your budgies egg food/flax seeds/Niger seed when moulting.
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Thank you. That eases my mind a lot. My other two don't have super long tailfeathers yet. Tweet actually lost his while I was trying to transfer him into his cage.
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You're very welcome. With time your other two budgies will grow their tail feathers. The ones from opaline budgies are truly beautiful!
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