02-04-2021, 09:09 PM
This is a female budgie - not a male.
I agree with Cody.
From the first two pictures it does appear your budgie has scaly-face mites.
The third picture looks to have been taken with the budgie was much younger.
You need to have Bugsy checked by an Avian Vet, properly diagnosed and treated.
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
It will be important to treat all of your birds if Bugsy does have mites.
Last edited by FaeryBee; 02-05-2021 at 12:00 PM.