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Old 02-04-2019, 12:44 AM
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Question Worried about my parakeet

She's been getting this sort of black area around her eyes for a while now, but i had just assumed that was because my sister (who was taking care of her) wasn't giving her baths. Now I've noticed she's become a bit more aggressive when she used to like me a lot, which i had initially attributed to me being gone for so long, but now I've noticed her tail bobbing pretty often, i think. Is she ok? I've been worrying about her a lot
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Hi Byjov,

I cannot see what you are referring to, I do not see anything black around the eye in your picture, can you get a more clear and close up picture? Is she eating and acting normal otherwise?
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Hi there and to the forums!

From what I can see in the photo, your budgie is a boy However, I don't see the black around the eye you're referring to - as mentioned, another picture would be best.

If around the eye is suddenly darker with more skin exposed, he could just be starting a moult, so the feathers around the eye are going to grow back in, and that could be what it is.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on everything!

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Hi! to Talk Budgies

A full-sized close-up picture of the area around her eye you are concerned about would be helpful.

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Hi

I was thinking, as StarlingWings said; it’s just that you’re seeing slightly darker areas which is the skin underneath the white feathers, and not literally “black”. Look close, is that what you’re seeing? Perhaps your budgie is molting. Keep in mind, a little tail bob is normal at times. They use their tail for balance. In order to assist you more, we’ll need a much clearer pic, and a video if you can, regarding a tail bob.

Take some time to read over the Stickies at the top of each forum. They’re there for all members to read. If you still have questions, we’re here.
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