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i've noticed that my female budgie cere is in a very obvious bulging state and i'm not sure if she has scaly face mites or hyperkeratosis. ive been told by multiple people its hyperkeratosis but i just want to double confirm on which one is it.
she had a little bit of bulging and not so brown cere 2 months ago and i thought it was because shes in breeding season but it looks much worse now
pls help me out!!
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Cody is 100% correct with regard to your female budgie having hyperkeratosis and has given you excellent advice.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
That is hyperkeratosis, it is not a problem unless it begins to obstruct the nares and interfere with her breathing, the excess tissue can be removed by an avian vet if you want to have that done.
what a relief :) do you think applying coconut oil can help with removing of the excess dead cells?

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Hello and welcome to the forums,

You have been given great advice and resources above. No, applying any sort of oil will not help with removing the excess tissue, this has to be looked at by an avian vet as it must be removed professionally to avoid damaging the cere.

Meanwhile, it's great to have you on the forums as you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Please be sure to read through all the links provided by FaeryBee above as they will help to keep you updated on everything. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

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