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August 11, 2020

Misting and molting

I mist our Congo Grey every day and notice she molts quite often. Could this be a result of the misting?


Thank you for attending our webinar by Lisa Bono. Below is Lisa’s response:

Hi Keith,

African grey parrots have at least one heavy molt per year during which they lose and re-grow all of their main feathers over a period of four to six weeks. They also have smaller molts and shed feathers to some extent throughout the year. The powder-down feathers shed continuously.

Lisa Bono

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