08-23-2019, 10:45 PM
How wonderful that Angelo is 9 years old!
Molting takes quite a physical toll on budgies resulting in a need for additional protein, lots of tender loving care, and restful sleep.
To soothe the itching from growing pin-feathers and assist Angelo in preening out the growing feathers you can offer him baths or spray mist showers.
It is very important to provide additional high protein foods (e.g. Quinoa, hard boiled egg, and/or Harrison 's High Potency Mash) to your budgie during these times. Flax seed is a great addition as well. Flax seed oil targets feathers and aids in nutrition.
You can also add raw unfiltered Apple CiderVinegar (ACV) ( ½ tsp per 1 liter water) to Angelo's drinking water as a means of boosting the immune system.
Nutritional supplements can be beneficial to during times of molting.
The following supplements are highly recommended by many individuals and can be obtained through various on-line bird supplement suppliers such as:
All Bird Products IncFlourish
Lady Gouldian Finch.com – Superior Birds, Supplements, Medications & Supplies
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A blend of natural herbal ingredients that help to stimulate the bird's immune system, attack disease causing organisms and create a good environment in the gut for beneficial bacteria. Flourish can be used as a regular preventative or to support the bird's natural defenses during times of illness.Calciboost
Calcium supplement for pet, breeding and growing birds. Add to food or water. Calcium deficiencies can lead to egg binding, feather plucking, increased nervousness and death. Provides the needed calcium, Magnesium and D3 in an easily absorbed form.AviBios Lactobacillus and Probiotic
Probiotics provide beneficial bacteria and are a suggested for breeding, molting, nervous/stressed birds, and after antibiotic treatments.Soluvite D
Provides essential vitamins and minerals, fortified with Vitamin D3 to promote health and breeding of birds housed indoors with limited exposure to sunlight that may result in Vitamin D Deficiency.