Molting or feather loss is a natural cycle of the bird family. This period occurs at 4-5 years old lovebird. At the time of molt, lovebirds will naturally regenerate hair on its body and metabolic system. Bird care is very important during molt. If the treatment is wrong will make the birds to grow abnormally. Moult process is also associated with reproductive hormone.
At this molt time, the birds metabolism increased by almost 40% of normal conditions. Therefore, the birds need good-quality nutrition, a condition which is larger than normal. Avoid bringing other lovebird with molting lovebird as it makes the process of molting interrupted. Meeting with other lovebird can cause psychological conditions molting lovebird become unstable. Psychic instability will trigger an imbalance of hormones in the bodies of birds.
Lovebird Molting Period Maintenance
At the time of molt, isolate birds to separate cages quiet away from human or animal passing by. Some breeders also choose to cover the cage with a cloth so lovebird can not see him. Add to this some other foods to speed up the formation of cells and the new feathers. Some commonly added to foods such as sunflower seeds, green beans, or fumayin. Add these foods as a supplement in addition to grains that have become the main feed.
If necessary, the breeder can also add a vitamin, but should be read rule of use first. excess nutrients can cause problems for lovebird.
In molting time, the comfort of lovebird is very noteworthy. This is due to molt process can be conducted successfully, and the lovebirds’ feathers can be changed into a better and beautiful new ones. Therefore, the cages should have more attention from cleaning up to the atmosphere around the cage that is must be comfortable.
After completed the molt, lovebird will again become active singing bird and back into a beautiful bird to see