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Old 05-02-2017, 08:41 AM
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Hi! This is actually my first post on this forum but I have a question that has been stressing me for some time now.

One of my 3 budgies, Bubbly, has started to lose feathers around his eyes and above his cere within the past week; which could be molting being he is around the age that my first budgie had molted but I am still concerned. Maybe it's because of his color that I notice it more than I did on my first budgie, but I am nonetheless concerned. He's still extremely playful and loud, and hasn't shown any concerning behavior. If anyone can help me figure this out, please do.

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I wouldn't be concerned just yet. Some budgies just go through a heavier moult than others and it becomes more noticeable.

My own boy, Skye, goes through it. Have a look here and you can see the vast difference between how he normally looks and how he's heavier moults go.



Please read through this sticky to help you look after your budgie during his moult.
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You should find the information in the following two links very helpful:

Miserable Molting

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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

You've been given great advice above. It's likely that your little one is going through a "Miserable Moult".

Be sure to read through the links provided above, which include the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to stay up to date on all the best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

We look forward to seeing you and your budgie around the forums!

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