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I have noticed that our little prince's beak is getting greener, even brownish I think. It's scares me a lot.
But Taris (it is his name) is very happy, eats a lot, flies as well, looks healthy, acts normally. He lives in our house and flies freely, it's cage is only for sleeping and eating.
I'm adding a photo. The first one is two years ago 2020 July, the second is taken today.
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Hello and welcome to the forums,

Your boy is very handsome!

Budgie beaks can range from orange to yellow to the greenish horn color you can see on your budgie's beak. His beak itself looks normal and is not a cause for concern. However, what is concerning is that it appears his cere now has some brown spots on it. This is not normal for males (and your budgie is DEFINITELY male) as it can indicate a hormonal problem that needs to be resolved. Therefore you should make him a vet appointment as soon as you are able!

Meanwhile, it's great to have you on the forums and you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and stickies! If you have any questions after reading through things, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around and hear updates on your boy!

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Prince is a very handsome budgie!

I agree with StarlingWings 100%.
Prince needs to be seen by an Avian Veterinarian to determine the cause of the change in his cere color.
When a male budgie's cere begins to turn brown, it is due to a hormonal problem and must be addressed as testicular cancer is a risk.

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Never seen anything like this. I can't tell if it's some type of dried discharge or if the cere is actually changing colors. Is trying to clean it an option to see? If this is something that may happen to males, I'm interested in learning what to do about it as well.
 

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Never seen anything like this. I can't tell if it's some type of dried discharge or if the cere is actually changing colors. Is trying to clean it an option to see? If this is something that may happen to males, I'm interested in learning what to do about it as well.
It may or may not be the case here but when you see a male's blue cere begin to turn brown, sometimes referred to as feminizing, it can be an indication of a testicular tumor. The tumor will produce female hormones causing the cere to turn brownish, similar to when a hen is in breeding condition, sometimes a Lupron injection can help curb the hormones.
 

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It may or may not be the case here but when you see a male's blue cere begin to turn brown, sometimes referred to as feminizing, it can be an indication of a testicular tumor. The tumor will produce female hormones causing the cere to turn brownish, similar to when a hen is in breeding condition, sometimes a Lupron injection can help curb the hormones.
Ok, that makes sense. Similar to how some little boys may get a "chest" beginning to grow for the same reason. I just couldn't tell if it just needed cleaned or not. Thank you.
 
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