Did you know that molting is the natural process birds undergo to replace old feathers with new ones? It is common for Cockatoos to molt; however, if you see excessive molting then call our veterinarian. Excessive molting could be a sign of an illness. In general, birds like Cockatoos typically molt in an attempt to remove old feathers in order to make way for new ones. Molting season varies from bird to bird, but most often coincides with the weather, migrations, diet, or even the reproductive cycle. You should ask your vet what time of year your Cockatoo should be molting. Be prepared for the molting season to last several weeks or several months. During this time your Cockatoo may be less talkative or active as molting tends to take a lot of time and energy. If your Cockatoo picks out his feathers at a non-molting time, call your vet Glendale, AZ. You can schedule an appointment at this website Bell Animal and Bird Hospital.