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Re: time of first molt?

Posted by Karen on Sun, Jun 17 2012 at 12:30 AM CDT:

In Reply to: time of first molt? posted by jessica on Fri, Jun 15 2012 at 01:39 PM CDT:

Are you sure he was 1 month when you got him? IMO a reputable breeder wouldnt sell a baby so young.
However, I wouldn't be worried about some pinfeathers appearing on the head. Babies do continue to grow in some more feathers on the face over the first few months (more noticeable in species where the juvenile plumage is different from adults like budgies). Also molting can be a gradual process, with at least a few feathers being replaced at any time, although there will be a definite molting time when she will be losing more feathers (mine molts in fall or early winter but molting season seems to vary)

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