I've had Beekle for about six years now. Over the last year he became very friendly and even precocious - exploring parts of the room he'd never been interested in. That's fair enough but what concerns me is his recent/current moult.
He didn't lose a lot of feathers but he lost some flight feathers and it nearly stopped him flying. He took to spending time alone either in his cage or occasionally on a favourite perch at a back window.
It's now been over a week since this started and he's still not flying very well. He still chirps and chatters and seems basically happy but I've never known him be so badly affected by a moult nor to take so long to get over it.
Is this just a sign of encroaching age at last? Is it unusual for a budgie of his age to take so long to grow new flight feathers?
One other thing:For the past 18 months his beak has been growing and has needed a trim. Recently it's been every couple of months but at present his beak has stopped just short of needing a trim.