Cockatiel molting

Day 250: Cockatiel Launches a Molt-a-thon

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In the world of the large featherless beings, events ending in “thon” are quite popular.

Take the “mara-thon,” for instance. It is an event you just can’t un-see – and also makes you appreciate being able to grow your own feathers that much more.

The “tele-thon” is less popular today now that that sort of thing has largely moved from the household’s large rectangular reflective device to the smaller individual-sized devices each flock member carries around.

But still, this type of event can be a great way to gather more stuff you like from unsuspecting flock members (not to mention a chance to further refine your already excellent “acting” skills).

And then there is the newest, freshest and most feathery arrival into the world of “thons”….the molt-a-thon.

Let’s say you are a cockatiel who is carrying around a whole group of grumpy feathers just itching to secede from the union.

They are unhappy, you are unhappy, no need to drag it out. Just drop ’em and move on with your life already.

Like so.

Molted cockatiel feathers
An exciting fresh n’ feathery molt-a-thon in progress!

As today’s trend-setting molt-a-thon-ers (a technical term) can attest – once you get going, you will feel lighter, fluffier, free as a (um) bird – not to mention how great you will look!

Cockatiel molting
There is nothing like letting go of a whole pile of grumpy feathers to make you feel (and look) like a whole new bird!

But don’t take Pearl’s word for it. Try it for yourself and see!

Do you have any practicing molt-a-thoners in your flock?

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  1. Yep. I had Chui and Kimi which I thought might disappear from molting so many feathers. And now Cachi is molting a rain of little cute feathers.

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