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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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Old 04-24-2015, 10:39 PM
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Bird 1 -
Sex: Male
Age: Around 6 months
Diet: Seeds and fruits + Veges occasionally

Problem:

This little guy seems to have some unusual feathers around of his cere, almost like a disconnect or a loss of feather around that area. It is pretty noticeable. Could this be related to some kind of hard impact (from hitting the wall or fighting with the other bird)? This purple bird also seems to be a little fluffy to me... maybe my room is too cold?


Bird 2
Sex: Should be a female (you guys can tell me)
Age: 1 and a half Y/O
Diet: Seeds and fruits + Veges Occasionally

Problem:

This little bird has some brownish feather on top of its cere, just a little spot on the side if you look closely. I just noticed this recently. I'm afraid it is something rust or mites related. Please give me your inputs.

* Purple bird is [Bird 1]
* Blue bird is [Bird 2]
* These two birds live together
* I still believe they are both pretty healthy judging by their droppings (very consistent and normal)

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Both of your bird's look healthy to me, and I see no evidence of mites. Did your male just finish molting recently ? The area above the cere, and to the one side look's like he may have itched/rubbed, and lost some feather's because of it. What kind of lining do you have on bottom of cage ? If you put white paper or paper towel down there you can usually find mites on it if they have any. Your hen is in condition and look's good to me...let's see what other's have to say...
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Both of your bird's look healthy to me, and I see no evidence of mites. Did your male just finish molting recently ? The area above the cere, and to the one side look's like he may have itched/rubbed, and lost some feather's because of it. What kind of lining do you have on bottom of cage ? If you put white paper or paper towel down there you can usually find mites on it if they have any. Your hen is in condition and look's good to me...let's see what other's have to say...
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Quick question, is the purple one a [Male] and the blue bird a [Hen]?

Anyhow, the purple bird did finish molting a while ago while. Good to know it is nothing serious. He does like to chase the other bird around the cage and they would sometimes have little fights. Therefore it may even be a "battle scar" lol...

As for the blue bird, there is a little brownish stain on the top right of its cere. It isn't too noticeable so I'm not sure if I should be worrying about that.

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I agree with Randy, the birds look quite healthy! The blue one is indeed a hen in breeding condition, the purple one is a cock.
The only concern I would have is the purple one's beak looks a little dry--since you said he just finished moulting, it could be just a beak moult. However, if you still notice it, it wouldn't hurt to rub a tiny drop of olive oil into his beak, making sure not to get it into his nares (nostrils).
Don't worry about the brown spot, sometimes a hen's crusty brown cere extends a little bit up into her feathers.
They're a gorgeous pair!
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There's nothing wrong with your birds.. they seem healthy! Are they molting at the moment? These missing feathers could be because of molting or rubbing on surfaces.
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