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Default Small concern about my newly bought budgie

Hello everyone,

I got a new budgie 5 days ago. Since day 2 I've noticed during preening my budgie kanna seems to pull small feathers along the way.. should this be something concerning? or is this something normal? My brother and I talk to it everyday, it eats normally around us, I talk to it all the time, I spend more than half my day with it (since ive got nothing to do till university starts). I put on soft music to keep it calm.. I've seen it touch its toys today but not fully play with them. A little worried here. Before I forget I also see kanna pull out single white feathers every morning, but just 1. I cant seem to think its bored because I am there talking with kanna and hum along to the music. Bob my head to the beat as well as sway my body. I really hope someone could help me out!

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Budgies lose the soft undercoat (downy white feathers) regularly the same way people shed hair on a regular basis.
This is nothing to be concerned about.

Budgies molt as well -- generally a couple times a year where you will notice the loss of the larger colored feathers as well as the smaller white feathers.
This is similar to what people call a dog "blowing its coat" which is a very heavy shedding that takes place a couple times a year.

Please read the following links:

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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