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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:46 am    Post subject: Molding Kak (Should I be worried? (Photo included)

My Kak started molding his feathers on the chest. His attitude is normal as usual, nothing has been changed I am just worried if it is normal for this to happen.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:39 pm    Post subject:

Generally something seen on a hen when sitting on eggs, but lower down.
Is there something he leans up against when roosting or in anest box or something.

I notice his excessive long claws... kakariki do have longer than most similar species...but those are long.
We have brought back to health many abused kakariki over the yrs, associationally with very long claws... getting them on good diets, attending to all the other issues , cutting claws was down the list. Eventually once getting back to some sort of healthy condition and us getting ready to trim...they chewed the extra length off.
Take notice if your bird is 'attending' to his claws with his beak...if not I would trim them back about 1/3 at most.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:20 am    Post subject:

Thank you for the response.

he doesn't lean on anything with that part, that was the reason i asked, because I was worried it might be feather mites but i wanted to be sure before I use the spray.

About the claws, sometimes he "attends", but that is not often, so you think I should trim them?

Also the thing is, he is getting friendly slowly, but it works, i am worried if I have to grab him for trimming that he might lose the trust he gained.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject:

make use of the "quick search" block on the left
Suggest search for vinegar mites invermectin

And also look up taming

And a sticky thread called "what do u feed.."

If he his chewing claws then they will be annoying him... unlike rescued birds in very poor health, often not enough feather to fly that chew their long claws off that are most properly brittle and weak... your birds looks in overall good condition and may have issues chewing off.
For bu to 'relieve' him of an annoyance done with confidence, fore thought and quick is likely in the long term to be a little likely the guy who removed the torn out of the lions paw in fairy tales.

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