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I'm new to the Forum, I hope I'm doing this right haha. I have a 7 month old whiteface fallow cockatiel named Halo, she is a great eater and is full of energy but from the day I got her I noticed her feathers were very sparse! She has a bald spot on her head which is common in some mutations but she also has baldness on her legs and her feathers overall are very sparse to the point where you can see her skin sometimes...... she was tested for beak and feather disease and thankfully came back negative but I don't know what would be causing this sparseness.

If anyone has any idea im all ears!
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Welcome to the forum! Halo is very gorgeous!!! 馃グ. I would say that Halo has bald patches on her since she is most likely going through her first molt. Cockatiels go through their first molt between 6 to 12 months old usually which Halo fits between. I would still keep an eye on her and make sure she is not losing all her feathers at once in just one spot because then there is probably an issue. I'll insert a link for you to see about molting just to keep Halo comfortable since molting can be a very stressful time for them.
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Thank you so much for your reply! 馃槉
Halo has been molting on and off for a while now, the crazy hot and cold weather here in Australia probably isn't helping haha.
Its just a little strange since the areas that she is so sparse don't have any pin feathers coming in..... do you think that once she is done with her molt she will fill in a bit more in those areas? Also I'll have a look at the link you send thanks
 

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yea she probably just moulting! also depending on where u live the cockatiels should be fine! They are native to australia and i have seen lots of wild ones on holiday (a magical experience) so don鈥檛 be worried about the weather unless it cold
 

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yea she probably just moulting! also depending on where u live the cockatiels should be fine! They are native to australia and i have seen lots of wild ones on holiday (a magical experience) so don鈥檛 be worried about the weather unless it cold
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Yeah im sure she will be fine, and the weather here is quite warm.....I actually live in Australia it really is magical seeing our native parrots in the wild! 馃ぉ
 

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Thank you for your reply,
Yeah im sure she will be fine, and the weather here is quite warm.....I actually live in Australia it really is magical seeing our native parrots in the wild! 馃ぉ
I live in Australia too! Yeah, it is cool to watch the parrots in the wild. Sooki talks to the Rainbow Lorikeets cos they 鈥榮peak her language鈥
 
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