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Old 08-02-2015, 08:47 AM
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Hi, I'm new to the forum but not budgie owning.

Here's my lovely little Jimmy.


I've had him for exactly one week.
I got him from a pet shop and he's not tame but I've been working on that over the last week.

I've had several budgies before. My Dad used to breed them when I was younger so I was able to hand tame baby budgies and would have really tame pet budgies.

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Old 08-02-2015, 08:58 AM
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Hello and welcome to TB, Jimmy is lovely he is a very unusual mutation as well.
In the picture of Jimmy it looks like he has Scaly face Mites on his beak.
This can be very harmful if allowed to continue without treatment.
You need to buy some Avimec or Ivemectin from your pet store or vet, it is a simple treatment that requires a drop behind the head so the budgie can't get to it and lick it. You also need to thoroughly clean all the perches and the cage or they will be back from the eggs. Any questions you have please feel free to ask.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:01 AM
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He is a cutie. What is that on his beak though? Looks like scaly mites.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:03 AM
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Hi and welcome to TB! Jimmy is cute,but what is on his cere? It almost looks like mites.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new little friend!
I agree that your budgie has scaly face mites and I'm wishing your Jimmy a fast and full recovery.
By the way, from that photo your Jimmy looks like a girl to me.
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Hello and welcome to TB, Jimmy is lovely he is a very unusual mutation as well.
In the picture of Jimmy it looks like he has Scaly face Mites on his beak.
This can be very harmful if allowed to continue without treatment.
You need to buy some Avimec or Ivemectin from your pet store or vet, it is a simple treatment that requires a drop behind the head so the budgie can't get to it and lick it. You also need to thoroughly clean all the perches and the cage or they will be back from the eggs. Any questions you have please feel free to ask.
Yes, this was the first day of owning Jimmy and I started a treatment on him. I also used a 'Johnson's Clean & Safe' to clean out his cage. Will that be enough, as I obviously wanted to used something that would be safe for him but stop the mites coming back.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:36 AM
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new little friend!
I agree that your budgie has scaly face mites and I'm wishing your Jimmy a fast and full recovery.
By the way, from that photo your Jimmy looks like a girl to me.
Very possible it is a she but we'll keep him/her as Jimmy.
Our cockatiel before was called Sidney thinking it was a boy and it turned out it was a girl. But what's in a name?

And thanks for the welcome everyone else. I hope once the treatment on Jimmy makes him look look much prettier, I'll shall some more pictures with you all.
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Congrat's on your new budgie, very pretty bird...
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Very possible it is a she but we'll keep him/her as Jimmy.
Our cockatiel before was called Sidney thinking it was a boy and it turned out it was a girl. But what's in a name?

And thanks for the welcome everyone else. I hope once the treatment on Jimmy makes him look look much prettier, I'll shall some more pictures with you all.
I disagree with everyone else. Looks like a recessive pied boy to me.
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