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Hi guys, so last night I came home and saw that Lima had a swollen cere with what appeared to be dried blood. Not sure. She doesn't like to be held and I did not want to aggravate her injury. I have attached pictures. I don't know if the other male bird in the cage may have pecked her. I am terrified and am wondering if I should take her to the vet she is acting normal and nothing has changed but it just looks so weird that I am worried.
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To me it doesn't look like another bird attacked her. Did you notice a night fright last night by chance? You're the only one that can see her in person and you know her best, so if you are worried, a visit to the vet can't hurt. However, if she's eating and singing and doing her normal budgie things, you could separate her into a smaller cage and observe her for the day and see how she does.

But, for your peace of mind, you may just want to take her in.

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Thank you for your reply. I may just take her in tomorrow. I just assumed if had to be the other bird because she was fine when I left for work in the morning and when I got home late evening she had that brown stuff near her cere. The cage was closed so I don't know how else it could have happened.
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Is she sneezing at all or rubbing her face/scratching at her cere?
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She has sneezed a couple of times. But no scratching or rubbing her face
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It *could* be an injury from another bird, but it doesn't look like that to me in those photos. Usually there is frank blood and bruising. Again, you could separate her, especially if you're worried another bird is picking on her. Did you just introduce them or have they been living together for a while?
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They have been together since birth but he has moments where he picks on her and will peck if she is sitting where he wants to sit. What do you think it could be? Because I can't see any visible cuts when I look at her close but the brown around the feathers at the top of the cere was def not there earlier. They don't have any artificially coloured mineral blocks or toys either
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Honestly, I don't know. It just doesn't look like a fight injury to me. They can get upper respiratory infections and will sneeze and have a discharge and their little sinuses get swollen....But the vet will know. Be sure to update us on how she's doing and what the vet says, if you take her.
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She's even chewing on the cuttlebone so I don't think her beak is hurting her

Will do. Thank you again for your help ?

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You could try taking her in a small cage into the shower when you take one and let the steam work on her to see if it makes a difference. It won't hurt, but it may not help, either...
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