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Molt for getting rid of contaminants?

Postby Pajarita » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:15 am

This is VERY interesting! It's a study that found that birds get rid of environmental contaminants by putting the excess in their feathers which are then molted - kind of a natural cleansing mechanism! Cool, isn't it? I wonder what we would find if we analyzed pet parrots molted feathers...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 113715.htm
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