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Hello, is it normal for a Parrotlet to have his first molt at four to four and a half months? Sparrow appears to be molting. According to the breeder he was born first or second week of September 2022.
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Hello, is it normal for a Parrotlet to have his first molt at four to four and a half months? Sparrow appears to be molting. According to the breeder he was born first or second week of September 2022.
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IlaRea
I think you'll find it varies by parrotlet, region, weather and daylight conditions. Harry molted a small molt when 4 or 5 months old in the spring and had a large molt in the fall. Now she molts pretty much whenever we have a major shift in weather pattern. She start/stopped molting several times last spring for instance. But, I live in Alberta and we get 40° swings here in a matter of days.
 

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Hello, is it normal for a Parrotlet to have his first molt at four to four and a half months? Sparrow appears to be molting. According to the breeder he was born first or second week of September 2022.
Please advise...
IlaRea
It's perfectly normal for them to molt at that age. Nothing to be concerned about. Pugsley started at 4 months too.
 
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