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So now we have 4 budgies (we already had 4, but two died because of breathing in fumes and one was returned to the pet shop after not adapting to her new environment.) and I decided to change my name to FourCallingBirds lol.
We're having trouble sexing Snowy (our white one in the picture, obviously.) There's white and pink and a bit of blue at the edge I think. The other two (they're twins)are totally females. Their names are Nova and Cloudy. Winter has company again!!
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On my computer the cere looks pretty pink which may indicate a male in this particular mutation, let's wait and see what our mutation experts say. However the cere does not look right, it looks like there is a small indentation, or hole beneath one of the nares and the nares do not look clear, also the bottom of the cere on one side looks odd but I cannot tell if it is just dry skin, mites or an injury.
 

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On my computer the cere looks pretty pink which may indicate a male in this particular mutation, let's wait and see what our mutation experts say. However the cere does not look right, it looks like there is a small indentation, or hole beneath one of the nares and the nares do not look clear, also the bottom of the cere on one side looks odd but I cannot tell if it is just dry skin, mites or an injury.
If it helps, Snowy is under 7 months old
 

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Snowy looks to be a handsome little male budgie.

However, Snowy looks to have something wrong with the cere as Cody indicated.

Have you him checked by an Avian Veterinarian yet?
If not, I strongly suggest you do so.


Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future.
Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
 
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