When your wardrobe starts looking a little threadbare, it’s time to replace it, right? Your bird does the same thing.
Except, instead of heading to the mall, our avian friends use a wonderful mechanism to make sure their garments are always impeccable: they molt their feathers.
Our pet birds’ feathers are multi-functional, so they need to be kept in tip-top shape. Feathers keep a bird warm, and they enable it to fly to get food as well as flee from danger. Feathers also help a bird attract a mate, and they help keep chicks warm, too. A bird’s system is geared toward keeping these multi-tasking, multi-purpose feathers in good working order.
Parrot Bertik by Hitodenashi23
Amazon Parrot - Scooby 2 by BloomingTidesPhotos
Apple User by RobindV
Sir Gawaine by Chloe-Valens
Green by Bona299
Charlie by HappyHyenaGirl
Niklaus. by BirdBlvd
Paul my Birb by Gamma-Wings
Green Parrotlet by koshplappit
Spirit of the Forest by Ailanista