Health, Illness and Care
Issues and topics related to diseases and general care.
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.