Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Spring moult

The boys have just been through a spring moult.  Lots of the big feathers have been shed by Cagney, Bezukhov & Phineas, including flight & tail feathers.

Bezukhov suffered the most.  At times, the pin feathers looked extremely uncomfortable & even painful.  Poor boy.


The good news is that he is now back to looking handsome again.

 

Progress on pinnies

Bezukhov is still looking rough.  The pin feathers on his head are looking fat & uncomfortable.  Yesterday it looked like he had a red patch on his head but when I looked closer I could see it was just the blood in the feathers.  Poor boy.


Blood feathers

Poor Bezukhov has some blood feathers.

I understand that blood feathers & pin feathers are much the same thing in that blood feathers are usually pinnies.  Pin feathers do not always have a visible blood supply though, as it can have receded but the feather still be in a waxy coating.

Blood feathers sounds more appropriate in this instance as it is possible to see the blood supply.  It looks very uncomfortable.