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  • False moult, causes, effects and remedies

    1. What are the causes ?

    False moult is not a disease ! It is caused by a sudden change: Light, temperature, draft or stress.

    2. The effects of a false moult

    The zebrafinch enters a period of out-of-season moulting which will weaken it. To be avoided during breeding or competition period.
    The bird victim of a false molt will need a supply of vitamins and minerals to help regrowth of the feathers.

    3. A remedy used by breeders

    To remedy this false moult, there is a method used by breeders which consists of letting a peeled and cut onion macerate in a 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 drinking trough for a week, renewing this mixture every day.

     

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