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Budgie losing feathers on head

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Hi everyone,

I would like some help before I take the budgie to the vets. I noticed today that my budgie has lost a lot of feathers on his head, his tail feather also looks a lot thinner. He does play with this mirror with beads on ALOT so I am not sure if he might of lost some feathers using that, he is molting or this might be an infection I would need to get some medication for or take him to the vets.

Any help would be appreciated! thanks.
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How old is he? One of my budgies had the same dishevelled, ratty look at the five month mark. Same loss of feathers just above the cere, too.
Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is molting.
Budgie Molting Information
Miserable Molting

Please remove the mirror toy from the cage. Mirrors are not recommended for budgies as they can lead to aggressive and territorial behaviors.
Additionally, some budgies become obsessed with their reflection and begin regurgitating to the mirror to the point they become mal-nourished.

Additionally, you need to look at the link below with regard to the tasseled toy.
Dangers of Rope, Snuggle Huts, Fabric and Tasseled Toys

How large is the budgie's cage? Length x Width x Height?

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Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

You've come to a great place to learn even more about budgies :D

Meanwhile, you've been given great advice and resources above by FaeryBee and I agree with her completely. Please be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on everything!

If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around!

Cheers 👋
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