• False moulting, causes, effects and remedies

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    1. What are the causes ?

    False moulting is not a disease ! It is caused by a sudden change: light, temperature, air flow or stress.

    2. The effects of a false moult

    The zebra finch enters a period of moult out of season which will weaken it. To avoid during reproduction or competition.
    A bird that is a victim of a false moult will need a supply of vitamins and minerals to help the regrowth of the feathers.

    3. A remedy used by breeders

    To remedy this false moult, there is a method used by breeders to macerate an onion peeled and cut into pieces in one liter of water for 3 to 4 days (protected from light).
    Then put a tablespoon of the juice obtained in a liter of water and distribute in the trough for a week by renewing this mixture each day.

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