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Is my parakeet sick?

Posted By: parakeetboy

Is my parakeet sick? - 07/10/06 03:14 PM

Well she has, on her head, little feather "stubbs". There is no soft parts on it only the "stubbs". Please help.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Is my parakeet sick? - 07/10/06 03:24 PM

If by stubs you mean little white hard pinneedles that somtimes have black on the end depending on the color..then she is not sick but is growing in new feathers and may be going through a molt. It is crazy but these liltte pinneedles open up into feathers! I hope that is it, othewise it would help to see a picture or a better discription..

Let us know!
Posted By: parakeetboy

Re: Is my parakeet sick? - 07/12/06 03:26 PM

Yes that is it. Thank you alot I thought she had somekind of illness,but I never saw it in all of my books, so thankyou alot!

I knew I was off of this sight for a long time,but I do wish I was on here sooner to see your birds! When did you get them?I remember shadow bujt not the others. Very pretty birds. smile

I will try to get some pics of mine on here.
Posted By: coolkeet

Re: Is my parakeet sick? - 07/12/06 04:48 PM

yeah she is having her juvinille molt sp get ready for feathers all over your room and soon her forehead should be completely white with no lines, the juvinille molt is her going from a baby to an adult.
Posted By: coolkeet

Re: Is my parakeet sick? - 07/12/06 04:51 PM

p.s wat is the answer to your riddle?
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: Is my parakeet sick? - 07/18/06 05:43 AM

I have images of new feather stubs here -

http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/wingclaw/wing/moulting.html

if that's it, that is normal.
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