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When I got back home from Florida on January 18, I found Ju's cere was crusty and chocolate brown again. A month or two before, his cere turned brown but turned blue again in a about a week. It came back some time in January, and this was worse. I started him on dandelion root tea immediately. It seemed to help. His cere started turning blue again, he started singing again, he quit isolating himself, and he just seemed happier. However, he quit drinking the tea and his cere turned brown again, so I decided to start dosing his sprouts daily with a ton of powdered dandelion root, which has helped him out a lot. He seems even healthier than when he was on the tea, and he's made up with Charlie and is being more social, active, and outgoing. His cere is even more blue than it was before, and he has a lot of energy now.

I'm pretty sure it's testicular cancer because of the change of colour in his cere and because his tail has begun to curve to the left, which I attribute to a tumor pressing on his nerves. I took some pictures today of his cere. They're not the best pictures ever, but they give you an idea of how much he's improved.






Seriously guys, his cere was completely chocolate brown and crusty like a hen ready to breed. I can't believe how much he's improved! I had read an article on how a medical trial is taking place in Windsor to test out the effectiveness of dandelion root in treating cancer. It turns out that in a lab setting, the dandelion root caused a variety of different cancer cells to commit suicide. In the lab, it killed a lot of different types of cancer.

I think that the powdered dandelion root I've been mixing in their sprouts is fighting the cancer, and that's why his cere is almost completely back to normal again :D.

Sorry the pictures are sideways! Just crane your necks a bit :p. The pictures I took were too big to post on here so I had to shrink the file size, so now they're not as clear. Also, his cere looks darker and more brown in the pictures than it is in real life. The picture don't show how his cere has "layers" of colour either. As his cere becomes more blue, the top layers of his cere kind of come off and reveal bluer layers underneath. It's hard to explain.
 

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Thanks So much for sharing this, Robyn! My male budgie, Bluebie, became lame for awhile in November, and has now also developed a brown cere. As I don't have a good vet to take him to, I am Thrilled to be able to try treating him with dandelion root powder here at home.
I Really appreciate the hope you have offered by sharing your experience here - I will definitely let you know if and when I notice results in Bluebie...
 

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Thanks everyone :). He's a great guy and I'm glad he's improving, or at the very least, not getting any worse. I'll upload the pictures on PhotoBucket tonight.

Thanks So much for sharing this, Robyn! My male budgie, Bluebie, became lame for awhile in November, and has now also developed a brown cere. As I don't have a good vet to take him to, I am Thrilled to be able to try treating him with dandelion root powder here at home.
I Really appreciate the hope you have offered by sharing your experience here - I will definitely let you know if and when I notice results in Bluebie...
I'm glad to hear I could help your boy out :). Hopefully your boy will benefit from powdered dandelion root. It's really good for the liver and kidneys too. I usually buy $10 of dandelion root at the health food store, then I grind it into a fine powder with the coffee grinder that I only use for the budgies. I'd start out only mixing a bit into his wet food (mash, pumpkin, sweet potato, sprouts, etc.), then steadily increase until you can put a ton of the powder in his wet food. I'll have to take a picture to show how much powder I put in. All I can say is mix in as much powder as your boy can tolerate without turning his beak up at it.

I look forward to hearing the results, as I'm sure you are. Oh, I should also tell you it will take at least two weeks to see any results, but when they happen, they happen fast!
 

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Thanks everyone :). He's a great guy and I'm glad he's improving, or at the very least, not getting any worse. I'll upload the pictures on PhotoBucket tonight.

I'm glad to hear I could help your boy out :). Hopefully your boy will benefit from powdered dandelion root. It's really good for the liver and kidneys too. I usually buy $10 of dandelion root at the health food store, then I grind it into a fine powder with the coffee grinder that I only use for the budgies. I'd start out only mixing a bit into his wet food (mash, pumpkin, sweet potato, sprouts, etc.), then steadily increase until you can put a ton of the powder in his wet food. I'll have to take a picture to show how much powder I put in. All I can say is mix in as much powder as your boy can tolerate without turning his beak up at it.

I look forward to hearing the results, as I'm sure you are. Oh, I should also tell you it will take at least two weeks to see any results, but when they happen, they happen fast!
Thanks again - I will be patient! (though I'm So excited!!!) :)
 

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I truly hope the dandelion root will help your little Bluebie. I'm probably one of the few people who can say they know how excited you are :). With many illnesses, there's a variety of effective treatment options, however, cancer and kidney disease are very bad. A brown cere on a male is a serious thing, so when you can find something that can potentially treat cancer and kidney disease (both of which are possible causes of brown ceres) safely, then it's pretty awesome :D.

Again, I'd like to thank everyone for the well wishes and whatnot.

Here's a link to the PhotoBucket pictures. I don't know if there's much of an improvement in clarity with these ones. http://photobucket.com/albums/af70/teddscau/Mobile Uploads
 

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Oh! I forgot to mention that the first picture on PhotoBucket is Ziggy. Although, both are very handsome little men :3.
 
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I truly hope the dandelion root will help your little Bluebie. I'm probably one of the few people who can say they know how excited you are :). With many illnesses, there's a variety of effective treatment options, however, cancer and kidney disease are very bad. A brown cere on a male is a serious thing, so when you can find something that can treat cancer and kidney disease (both of which are possible causes of brown ceres) safely, then it's pretty awesome :D.

Again, I'd like to thank everyone for the well wishes and whatnot.

Here's a link to the PhotoBucket pictures. I don't know if there's much of an improvement in clarity with these ones. http://photobucket.com/albums/af70/teddscau/Mobile Uploads
Those pictures are quite clear and good, but I can't figure out the order - is the first picture with the blue cere before or after the dandelion root treatment? Anyway, Ju's brown cere does resemble Bluebie's current state.
When Bluebie first went lame in November, I started putting baking soda in his water on this theory:
http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/96545-cancer-cure.html
His lameness disappeared after 2 weeks of baking soda, and I was elated. Then, shortly after, his cere started turning brown, and nothing has changed for the better since then...So now I have new hope again!
 

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Robyn I am so happy that your little one is going to be alright it is amazing how dandelion root can cure cancer I wish I knew about this 3 years ago I could of used it on my Budgie Buster as he had squamous cell cancer but Buster was 6 and a half years old... I do hope that your little one keeps on improving for you... You are a wonderful Mum... Karma to you for caring.
 

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Those pictures are quite clear and good, but I can't figure out the order - is the first picture with the blue cere before or after the dandelion root treatment? Anyway, Ju's brown cere does resemble Bluebie's current state.
When Bluebie first went lame in November, I started putting baking soda in his water on this theory:
http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/96545-cancer-cure.html
His lameness disappeared after 2 weeks of baking soda, and I was elated. Then, shortly after, his cere started turning brown, and nothing has changed for the better since then...So now I have new hope again!
The first picture is of Ziggy. If you go through my other budgie albums, there's pictures of Ju earlier on in his treatment when his cere is browner. Here's the link: Budgies Photos by teddscau | Photobucket

I'm sorry your little Buster didn't make it, Lyn. It's awful when budgies get cancer. I really hope my little one continues to improve. Thanks everyone :).
 

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Hi Robyn!

My dandelion root powder has arrived - Now, would it be possible to take and post a picture of the "tons" of powder you put in your boy's food? (I have already started with just a little...)
Thanks so much! :yo:
 

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Sorry for the late reply! For approximately a third of a cup of sprouts, I mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dandelion root powder. However, if you were to give him a third of a cup of something like pumpkin or mashed sweet potato, you could probably mix in three or four tablespoons. Honestly, your best bet is to mix in as much powder into the food as possible without it becoming too dry. You'll want the food to be a bit moist still, rather than dry from the powder sucking up all the moisture. I've already fed them their moist food today, so I'll post a picture tomorrow.

Oh, I bet you want some more words of encouragement, eh ;)? Well, Ju's cere is completely blue. It's not crusty anymore and we're working on darkening it up. I don't believe his tail is curving quite as much as it was before, so I think the tumor (if that's what's causing the curvature) is shrinking. I could be imagining things, though.
 

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How exciting if this treatment works. I really hope that the tumor shrinks for you. Your budgie is sure a tough little guy. I am sending you healing thoughts and hugs I am thinking of your little one and really hope that this treatment takes away the tumor. How amazing this would be a miracle if the lump goes away....
 
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