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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-31-2017, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there. I am new to this forum but have a question. I have two Rosella Parakeets, Busby is a Cinnamon of about 5 years old, and Alice is a Crimson of about 4 years old. I bought them about 18 months ago and they are kept in an aviary in the garden as a bonded pair and are, therefore, not finger tame.

Alice started a moult a few weeks back, but I am concerned that it is going on for too long, and she almost looks as if she's been "bleached" as there is so little colour to her frontage now, whereas it is usually a beautiful vivid red.

The weather has been muggy, then raining, so I don't know whether that is what is dragging it out, or whether there is something more sinister going on.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?
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Hi Carol welcome to Talk Parrots, molts can be hard on birds especially if they are in temperatures that are up and down and muggy or hot then cooler another day. It can make the molt drag on and on so your bird might just be having a hard time of this molt.

I have a budgie who has been molting off and on since March this year and I was concerned it was taking too much out of him as well. Now he screams and makes so much noise all the time I am happy the long dreary molt is over and he is okay again.

Keep an eye on your girl and see if you can tell if her droppings are too loose or messy. If you see she is sleeping more often and sits quietly by herself then I'd suggest a trip to the vets.
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Thank you so much for this information. Fortunately, she does not seem to be affected in any way and is still wanting to be fed by Busby, so hopefully, she will be out of it soon. Thanks again.
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Hi. Was curious if everything worked out and about how long did it last?
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