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My SPX'ter is in a miserable molt, he has had pins on his head for weeks and does some amazing acrobatic moves to scratch the top of his head to get some relief.

I caught a couple of pics of him earlier with a dreaded "FLOOFIE" stuck on his beak. He was not amused I bugged him for pics and didn't remove the floofie that was clearly trying to kill him.





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Oh no, I don't take pictures of my birds during molt. I feel like I'm catching them "with their pants down". . Poor partly naked birdies.

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Guiseppe has been a major pinhead for the last week. But he doesn't like the camera on good days. Therefore I am not even going to show him the camera right now.
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Oh no, I don't take pictures of my birds during molt. I feel like I'm catching them "with their pants down". . Poor partly naked birdies.

I'm sure they would approve of your taking dirty birdy pics of them.





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Guiseppe has been a major pinhead for the last week. But he doesn't like the camera on good days. Therefore I am not even going to show him the camera right now.

You must share a pic of him when he isn't such a pinhead.





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I'm sure SPX feels like the actual PINHEAD when he's covered with them on his poor little head.







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I'm afraid I've nothing ro contribute, because my linnies open their partner's pin feathers before they are really visable.
They look fine during the molt.
So Mr. Peepers, why don't you buy Mr. SPX a partner?
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I'm afraid I've nothing ro contribute, because my linnies open their partner's pin feathers before they are really visable.
They look fine during the molt.
So Mr. Peepers, why don't you buy Mr. SPX a partner?

Such good linnies preening and de-pinning each other.

SPX is destined to be a lone budgie now, my lifestyle has changed and I'm afraid I don't have much time for him or a bunch of birds as I did before.

I'm hoping SPX will stick around and be as crazy as usual with me for now but when he leaves me that's it for birds for me.





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Oh, that's sad, you love birds so much.
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Oh, that's sad, you love birds so much.

I know, ............ but maybe I will get back into them when I get things settled down here. There is just too much happening for me to give them the time they need.





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I think it's a good thing that you know birds can't be in your life at certain points in life. It's selfless and kind of you

As for ugly moulters, I have GOT to find a photo I have of one of my aviary budgies somewhere. He had nothing on the front of his head but pinnies, looked AWFUL

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I think it's a good thing that you know birds can't be in your life at certain points in life. It's selfless and kind of you

As for ugly moulters, I have GOT to find a photo I have of one of my aviary budgies somewhere. He had nothing on the front of his head but pinnies, looked AWFUL

I look forward to your poor pinhead budgie.





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Fluffies on the end of a bird's beak! How sweet...

Sometimes Donald goes chickening around on the floor, and gets a clump of dust on his crest. He hates it when Mr. Dodo tries to remove it; it's as if Donald is wearing the clump of dust like a trophy.

Here's a pic of Donald clutching one of his molted tail feathers:



"I may have lost a tail feather, but I still look mahvellous, dahling, absolutely mahvellous!"

Note the other Donald tail feathers in what's supposed to be a pencil/pen container to the left of my workstation.

"All animals wearing fur, feathers and scales are angels. Birds are special angels. They already have their wings."
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Such good linnies preening and de-pinning each other.

SPX is destined to be a lone budgie now, my lifestyle has changed and I'm afraid I don't have much time for him or a bunch of birds as I did before.

I'm hoping SPX will stick around and be as crazy as usual with me for now but when he leaves me that's it for birds for me.
As another member mentioned, you are extremely compassionate to think of any future birds' welfare, putting their needs and wants ahead of your own.

One day you'll have time for another avian companion, and I believe that a bird you knew from the past, or a few of them, will conspire on the Bridge to find that perfect bird for you.

Don't laugh...Mr. Dodo and I are convinced that our late gang conspired to send him Donald, we really are.

"All animals wearing fur, feathers and scales are angels. Birds are special angels. They already have their wings."
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Fluffies on the end of a bird's beak! How sweet...

Sometimes Donald goes chickening around on the floor, and gets a clump of dust on his crest. He hates it when Mr. Dodo tries to remove it; it's as if Donald is wearing the clump of dust like a trophy.

Here's a pic of Donald clutching one of his molted tail feathers:



"I may have lost a tail feather, but I still look mahvellous, dahling, absolutely mahvellous!"

Note the other Donald tail feathers in what's supposed to be a pencil/pen container to the left of my workstation.

Donald is showing you that he has another feather for you and your growing feather collection you have in tail feather pen container.





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As another member mentioned, you are extremely compassionate to think of any future birds' welfare, putting their needs and wants ahead of your own.

One day you'll have time for another avian companion, and I believe that a bird you knew from the past, or a few of them, will conspire on the Bridge to find that perfect bird for you.

Don't laugh...Mr. Dodo and I are convinced that our late gang conspired to send him Donald, we really are.

Thanks Dodo.

I'm sure your late gang knew Donald needed you and Mr. Dodo so they sent him your way.





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I'm going to love you and leave you for the time being, hope everyone here and their feathered friends has a nice Sunday....

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Donald is showing you that he has another feather for you and your growing feather collection you have in tail feather pen container.
Hey, if it was a hundred years or so in the past, I'd have plenty of 'pens', wouldn't I? The quill pens were made from feathers, and there was an inkwell nearby.

Cockatiel quill pen with inkwell:



Have times changed, eh? Now kids aren't even being taught to write in cursive anymore. Technology!

I use online graphics programs to create drawings, and very rarely draw or paint using paper, pencil, watercolours, etc. anymore.

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Hey, if it was a hundred years or so in the past, I'd have plenty of 'pens', wouldn't I? The quill pens were made from feathers, and there was an inkwell nearby.

Cockatiel quill pen with inkwell:



Have times changed, eh? Now kids aren't even being taught to write in cursive anymore. Technology!

I use online graphics programs to create drawings, and very rarely draw or paint using paper, pencil, watercolours, etc. anymore.

I wouldn't have thought to use tiel quills for writing, cool idea.

I love cursive hand writing and I am sad they don't teach it in school anymore, my sister in law said she would never let her kids not know how to write properly so she is teaching her boys to have excellent penmanship at home. They like it and seem to have an artistic flare for it, I guess it helps that she is teaching them with fountain pens.

I hear you about the online graphics programs, I am a photo shop nut and don't paint or draw as much as I use to. When I do write my name on something I feel like I am chicken scratching what once use to be pride in my penmanship.

Damn internet........ its the route/root of all evil.





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Just to show it was only a molt


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.

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