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Breakfast is about 4 months old. We got him mid-March and were told his birthday was late February (21st). He’s a happy, hyper and friendly bird.
I noticed lately that there is a small patch on his front feathers. He hasn’t gone through his first molt yet, so I’m not sure if it’s part of that process, but I also have a roommate who smokes medicinal marijuana in her room. I have a 10x20 ft large bedroom and Breakfasts cage is in the top right corner furthest away from the doorway. I always have at least one window open and an air purifier going at all times, due to my own dust allergies and my boyfriend runs warm. But we have also recently been made aware of just how sensitive budgie lungs/air sacs are.
Should we be concerned?

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It would be much better for Breakfast if there was no smoking of any kind in the home.
Why don't you encourage your roommate to use her medical marijuana in pill form rather than smoking it. It would be better for her lungs as well.

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Hi FaeryBee! Thanks for your reply and for the links and information. I’ll be sure to read through the various links!

Unfortunately, I have a tumultuous relationship with this roommate to begin with. Asking for help around the house is met it’s contdmpt so I don’t deel I could ask that of her and if it would go over well. She mentioned she’s planning on moving out when the lease is up, but that won’t be for 5 months or so. I just want to be sure I’m not risking seriously endangering my little one and if he looks healthy.

Behaviorally he is absolutely fine and chipper. I was just concerned about the plucking under the circumstances and am new to owning a bird. I’ve uploaded an Imgur link in my original post!

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It would be much better for Breakfast if there was no smoking of any kind in the home.
Why don't you encourage your roommate to use her medical marijuana in pill form rather than smoking it. It would be better for her lungs as well.

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Little Breakfast looks very healthy and happy.
I don't see any signs of plucking.

The fact that you keep a window open and an air-purifier running in the room with Breakfast is definitely a plus under the current circumstances.

Just make sure the air-purifier is a HEPA purifier and not the type that emits ions.

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I agree with Deborah. I think Breakfast looks fine . A HEPA air purifier is a great solution, and a good thing to have with birds regardless. I love mine. It really helps keep the air fresh in the bird room.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice concerning little Breakfast! I love his name, by the way

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Thanks for all the great advice and the warm welcome! &#x1f642;
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