Here's a pic I took this morning, it was the best I could do since he didn't want to be photographed this morning haha
You can see around the edge of his beak is peeling, and his cere too. I'm going insane trying to identify the difference between just some normal peeling and the very beginning of scaly mites. This change did happen over the course of a month as opposed to a few days, so hopefully that is a good thing?
Mites are honestly my worst nightmare and I think my own fear of parasites is making me go crazy.
EDIT: Here are a couple better pictures taken this afternoon:
Phew, thank you so much! I know I am a nervous wreck about my pets, especially the smaller more fragile ones. I always worry about all the weird diseases that they can possibly pick up. I guess dogs are that way too, but they are so much more vocal about when they're uncomfortable. That's why this forum is so valuable to me! Thank you all for helping me and putting up with my paranoia : )
And wow thank you that is so nice to hear! I'll be sure to tell Smol he's got some amazing fans : )