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Old 01-13-2018, 06:33 PM
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Question Beak breakdown?

Hello, I could really use some advice. I adopted Skye just over 6 months ago (She's 6 ish) from a breeder to be a companion to my budgie Joey. Today Skye was spooked and ended up flying into a window. Her cere started bleeding so I went to go tend to her wound. While I was taking care of it I noticed her beak not looking the healthiest and when I took a closer took I noticed it's raised in some areas, like it has build up, and by the base of her lower beak it's deteriorating. It kind of looks like cavity.

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1. When I got her, her cere was fairly brown and normal. As the winter months have developed her cere turned super white. I've had female budgies before but never had them change such a drastic white. I googled it, and couldn't find any warning signs to that, but maybe not in this case?

2. Her cere has just recently in the last while started to get more crusty and turning a darker color, but just slightly. I know this maybe be normal as well but felt it might be relevant and worth mentioning.

3. I was worried about mites but her feet are fine. I checked her wings and feet for any sign of anything, I see nothing.

4. Her mate Joey feeds her ALL the time. She will eat on her own but he loves feeding her. I'm not sure if that is part of the deterioration? Could it be from him passing food onto her?

5. Joey seems fine and through all the contact they have on a daily basis, his cere, legs, feathers look great and he's constantly making sure she's fed and getting veggies when I put them in and whatever else.

6. Their diet is mainly seeds supplemented with vitamin mixes. I give veggies on the weekend consistently and randomly throughout the week.

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Old 01-13-2018, 06:42 PM
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Looks like scaly face mites. Take her to an avian vet. Also budgies should be given veggies daily.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:44 PM
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Definitely an advanced case of scaly face mite, but is easily treated by an avian vet and a little extra work for you. Both birds should be looked at.
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Definitely scaley face mites, as said above. It's a very serious case and if left further untreated, her beak could become permanently disfigured.

Be sure to take them both into an avian vet so that they can be given the correct medication, if you can't take them to an avian vet you can order Ivermectin for birds online and apply one drop between their wings yourself. Both birds have to be treated as mites are easily stressed!

During this time, keep everything very clean to try and prevent a re-infestation while treatment is proceeding. Hopefully with time she'll be as good as new!

Please keep us posted on how things go!
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As stated, the case of scaly mites your budgie has is advanced and needs to be treated right away.

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