Why are my doves' feathers falling out?
My two ringneck doves are shedding fathers. They are both almost 6 months old.
When they were about a month old they shed a ton and then it stopped and they had nice smooth feathers. Now they are molting like crazy, even on the face.
Is this normal? Or should I take them to the vet? Both are still eating and drinking and one is courting the other.
- JenELv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
This is completely normal. They are moulting out their thin baby feathers and gaining their sub-adult feathers. Their baby feathers are thin and are easily damaged if they kept them they would be to susceptible to the elements, the sub-adult feathers will be sturdier and will add waterproofing.
- 1 decade ago
I think there's so old now.