What happens if tail feathers (or other feathers) fall out?
This means your budgie is probably molting. Luckily, the feathers will come back in no time, because the flight feathers in the tail are the most important for flight and essential for your budgie's survival.
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Why do budgies lose their feathers? Feathers lose some of their insulative and protective qualities over time. If you wore the same clothes every day, the same would happen to you and eventually those clothes wouldn't keep you warm anymore. A budgie's answer to this is to generate a new bunch of feathers.
Thanks for letting me know ;)ReplyDelete
but what happens when top of the budgies head feather comes of and starts bleeding, is that dangerous? :( i am worried answer quick if canReplyDelete
If there's any bleeding you have to make sure to stop it immediately (use some cotton wool and dip it softly against the budgie's head). Try to get in touch with a vet (preferably someone who is specialised in birds), it's better to act quickly because it's never good when your budgie loses blood, even if it's just a single drop.ReplyDelete
ok I came here for a thing that says if its bad that your bird loosesReplyDelete
tail feathers I love my feather buddy and worry for his safety so thank you for the advice
I was worried too as my budgie lost a tail feather and when I put my glasses on to investigate he had more growing in and more colour in his back feathersReplyDelete
I'm very worried about my little girl, her tail feathers broke a short while ago, I'm not sure how she did it, a new one started to grow but today that one snapped and fell out too, there was a little blood but the strangest thing is all her other feathers are fineReplyDelete
My budgie is losing his long feathers which is scaring me alot. Is it because he doesn't have a cage mate of a mate?ReplyDelete
I have two females parakeets is it okay for them to stay in the same cage togetherReplyDelete