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Old 09-24-2019, 09:19 PM
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Hi there! I'm quite new to this site, I actually just joined in order to receive answers on this matter before I make any rushed decision to take my budgie to the vet.

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I have had two budgies for nearly three years now, and have not had any problems with them health-wise, until now.

As of yesterday I quickly noticed that my male budgie, Luno, had a bald patch right above his cere. It seemed to be fresh, granted that the skin was still a light pink. I soon researched a bit to see if I could get any concept of what was going on. All I could find was either just miserable molt or a form of disease.

I would like to mention that, when I checked on him today, he certainly seemed to be worse than yesterday.

Any ideas of what it is or what to do? Any advice is definitely appreciated.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:48 PM
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I'm assuming you have your two budgies in the same cage - is that correct?
Are you certain that the other budgie hasn't been plucking Luno?
Has Luno been molting? I really don't see any sign of pin-feathers and don't believe the problem is due to a molt.

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I agree that it does not look like a molt, unless a bird is going through a severe molt you generally do not see bald patches. Before thinking about diseases that cause feather loss, have you noticed if he has been scratching or rubbing his head on anything? I am thinking that either he has been plucked by your other bird or something may be causing an irritation and he has scratched or rubbed the area and the result is a loss of feathers.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice. To me it also does not look like a moult, I definitely would take him into an avian vet if you're unable to determine a different cause (like a cage mate plucking him).

Meanwhile, it's great to have you here with us! Please be sure to update us on how your budgies are doing soon. Please also read through everything provided in the links above, as they'll be the best way to stay updated on the best of budgie care practices!

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