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Old 12-28-2018, 08:37 AM
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Question Does my budgie have MITES?

Hi all

I've just recently brought home my first and only budgie, called winston

He's been home around 3 weeks and is starting to settle in.
If I rub his belly, he jumps on a stick and flys around the room every other day.

Appears to be happy, not chirping much yet though.

Anyway, i've noticed this morning he was scratching a lot! And I saw him rub his head on the cage.

His cere looks a little crusty and his beak too.

Can't see mites moving at the bottom of the cage. Took a video and photo for you to have a look, as some of you may be able to see if this is normal.

Not sure what's normal as haven't had a budgie before.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:25 AM
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Scratching and and head rubbing are normal along with bouts of preening both daily and during a molt. It's hard to see from your photo about scaly face mites though. A close up of the beak and cere area would help.
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Winston is a handsome fellow!
We would definitely need a close up picture of the cere to give you advice with regard to mites.
However, I agree with Phil - rubbing his head and scratching are normal behaviors and he may be getting ready to molt as well.

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Hi

Winston sure is a beautiful budgie! As others have said, it could just be normal behavior. In order to tell if scaly face is developing, we need to see a close and clear pic of the cere.

Be sure to read the Stickies and Articles we have on the forum. They’re there to help answer questions, and to help you provide the best care for your budgie.

Looking forward to seeing more of Winston .
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Hi there and to the forums,

Winston is adorable! I also can't see any mites from that picture; a close up photo of his beak and cere in natural light would be helpful to confirm!

Meanwhile, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best budgie care practices! Be sure to read through the links provided above, which include most of the budgie articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on everything. If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you and Winston around!
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