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Question Cere thickening-is it normal?

Hi,
when my female budgie Cutie came to me she had a regular cycle where her cere would shed and turn pale blue and white around summer then change back to brown through out the year. However I have noticed that her cere is getting thicker, her nostrils are still visible and normal but her brown cere seems quite protruding at the sides . Its been two years since I saw her shed that brown colour to blue is that the reason for accumulation of the beak if so how could i change her diet to ensure she sheds that colour and restore that cycle she had.

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The problem could be hypertrophy of the cere which is a hormonal issue.

Your budgie may also have a deficiency of Vitamin A

Red or orange vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, squash, mango, papaya) and dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, collards) are good sources of Vitamin A

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...-diseases.html

It would be best for you to take your budgie to an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis.

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.
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