Ralph molts year-round, slowly and gradually, but when spring weather settles in, his molt usually steps up. This year he's getting an early start. Lately he's been losing more feathers the way he normally does in April and May. The tail feathers have been going fast this week -- four of them so far, along with a few other feathers from here and there. Parrots don't all molt in the same way or at the same time of year, but I'm wondering if any other parrots are molting like Ralph is. If so, is it earlier than usual or the same time as always? We've had an unusually mild winter so far and maybe that's encouraging an earlier molt.
This sounds familiar, as I think Bonnie is molting more as well. She has been losing several tail feathers in the last few weeks. But as we're in a hot, humid climate nearly all year, it seems to happen on an ongoing basis to some extent anyway.
Lots of pinfeathers there. I imagine that Casey would appreciate some help with them. Ralph's molt has mostly been concentrated on his tail, wings and breast so not too many pinfeathers on his head just now.