Hi, I have two budgies, Summer and Storm, and I noticed today that Storm has some yellow colouration around his eyes. I'm not sure if he just needs a bath or if it is something more serious. Summer's eyes dont have this.
Other than this he seems normal, his poop looks fine and he is noisy and energetic as usual.
Last edited by Custard; 06-15-2019 at 11:12 PM.
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Your bird is beautiful but I cannot see the yellow you are asking about, he is molting and may have lost some feathers around the eye. I see a bit of something on his cere but again I cannot tell if it is just a bit of dryness or what you would usually see if it is mites. Can you post a clear close-up frontal picture?
It does look to me as if your budgie has scaly mites. It would be best for you to take him to an Avian Vet for a 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.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
If your budgie does have mites, it will need to be treated with an Ivermectin Spot-On Treatment and you other budgie will need to be treated as well.
Everything in the cage -- perches, toys, food and water dishes and anything else the budgies have come in contact with will need to be completely cleaned and disinfected.
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