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My budgie has been having issues with his cere/beak for about a month. Originally I thought it was just because he was moulting (my other one also had flaking while moulting which was happening at the same time) but it's not got better. He does seem to go up and down with his health but I'm not sure what the reason is, maybe because I'm struggling with getting them to eat some fruit/veg. But the other budgie which has the same diet does not have these issues. Happy to take him to the vets, just wondering if anyone has any ideas.
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I would say that your bird has scaly face mites, a visit to the vet is in order. It is treatable but both birds will need to be treated.
 

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Good, don't wait because this does not go away on it's own it only gets worse and can spread to the feet as well.
 

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

You've been given great advice! He definitely has scaley face mites and needs to be treated right away. However, this is very treatable, so as long as he gets the treatment, he'll be fine ;)

Be sure to read through all of the forum's many articles and stickies that we have here, as they provide the best information for budgie care! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We look forward to hearing how things go with your handsome boy! :rainbow:

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Scaly Face Mites can be easily treated by your Avian Vet using a spot-on treatment containing ivermectin. As Cody indicated, this is a serious condition, both your birds will need to be treated as soon as possible. It's important to do a very deep cleaning of the cage, toys, perches, and every area the budgies have been after the treatment.

http://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-budgie-disease-illness/340426-common-avian-parasites.html

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When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
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