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Old 07-16-2017, 11:11 AM
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Sam has started to molt again and so there are a ton of feathers on my floor right now. I noticed a couple days ago that the area around her eye looks like she's losing a lot of feathers.



I can clearly see pinfeathers on her head and I've been picking those up (because I'm that weird person who keeps feathers for some reason?). But is it normal for this to happen? None of them had that problem the last time they molted.

I was worried that she had mites at first but there were no signs of them anywhere and the other two are fine.

Is this a sign of a bad molt or is it nothing to worry about?


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Fido looses just as many feathers around his eyes most times when molting too.
If there are no other indications of anything wrong, I wouldn't worry to much about it
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:45 AM
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Fido looses just as many feathers around his eyes most times when molting too.
If there are no other indications of anything wrong, I wouldn't worry to much about it
Hopefully no other signs turn up. I'd rather have a floor of feathers than a bird with mites.
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It's normal for some birds to molt more heavily than others. It looks clear that she is going through a heavy molt. Sam will look beautiful again soon .

I wouldn't worry about scaly face mites. If it was an infestation that had gone on long enough to affect the eyes, you'd see it all over the beak too. If the birds haven't been exposed to birds who have it, and her beak and cere look normal, it is just a heavy molt.
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It's normal for some birds to molt more heavily than others. It looks clear that she is going through a heavy molt. Sam will look beautiful again soon .

I wouldn't worry about scaly face mites. If it was an infestation that had gone on long enough to affect the eyes, you'd see it all over the beak too. If the birds haven't been exposed to birds who have it, and her beak and cere look normal, it is just a heavy molt.
Yeah. I've never actually had a bird who got mites. But I guess that's a good thing too!
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I don't see any signs of mites in the picture you posted so I believe Sam is just fine in that regard.

If you haven't yet done so, please be sure to review the information regarding molting in the threads linked below:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...e-molting.html

https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...ting-faqs.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...e-molting.html
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