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How old is my bird now ?

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by Zeppy`s mom, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Zeppy`s mom

    Zeppy`s mom New Member

    My bird is now starting to molt the little feathers on top of her head.I can tell because the only black feathers she has is on top of her head.
     
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Birds usually start to molt at 6months old, some earlier some later, It depends on the time of year they hatched,

    A winter clutch would molt later which is usually around 7-8months old

    Summer clutch will molt between 4-6months old

    Your bird could be 6months or a little older.
    I had one budgie that had the black barring on his head until he was 12months old then i got up one morning and the barring had gone, I know he was 12months as i bred him.

    Mike
     
  3. Zeppy`s mom

    Zeppy`s mom New Member

    my bird has been molting since the day igot her .
     
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    If your bird has been moulting since you first got him then chances are he was between 4-6months of age already, If bought from a breeder he will have a band on his leg stating the month and year he was born....

    I would say fromyour pic he is about 9months old
     
  5. Zeppy`s mom

    Zeppy`s mom New Member

    I bought my bird at petsmart.
     
  6. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Petsmart should have all the details there then, how long have you had your bird????? They should of given you all the details, or you should of asked for all the details before buying the bird, its always a good idea to have all there details so that when they need vet treatment, you know everything about them IMO

    Maybe take her to an avian vet to have the bird aged, they may be able to help you.
     

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