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feather growth?

My linnie has been moulting for about a month now. He has pinnies all over his head and back. His breeder had clipped his wings before I got him, but that was 4 months ago and his wing flight feathers are still not growihg back in. My question to you all is do linnies normally take so long to regrow flight feathers? My budgies all grew their flight feathers back quickly. As Louie is gets older, it seems like his flight feathers are never going to grow back! Any ideas? Thanks!


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That's normal my one cockatiel who was clipped about 2 years ago STILL hasn't regrown all of hers!
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Yes, Diane, unfortunately it may last a certain time until they moult all their primaries. You have to be patient.
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Thanks guys! I'll just have to be patient! He just looks so sad when my 3 budgies fly over his head Hopefully he'll start growing them in soon!


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some young birds don't molt their flight feathers until the year following their hatch date....it's true for canaries. My linnies are just now molting their flight/tail feathers (they were born last spring so went through their first molt and now this would be their second annual molt). I just pulled their flights when I got them to get their feathers to grow in....that worked for me.

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With linnies in worst case it lasts one year to molt all flight feathers.
But your bird will be able to fly earlier, because he doesn't need all the flight feathers for that.

My Paulchen was very clumsy when learning to fly, and he damaged all his first flight feathers. In summer 2012 he looked like that:

http://s14.directupload.net/file/d/2...ix4hy8_jpg.htm

It lasted only until autumn until he got wonderful new flight feathers.


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Hope sweet little Louie will fly soon!


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Thanks everyone! I'll try to be patient :: It breaks my heart every time he tries to fly and ends up crashing and burning hopefully he 'll be okay until they grow in and he learns to fly!


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