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Hello, I'm a first time user of this site, to get to the point. I have noticed that my budgie Kiwi is losing a lot of feathers around her neck and around her face near her beak. does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with her? Please help.
Oh and my other budgie Sky seems to be totally normal
Thanks in advance.


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Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

When I looked at the first picture, I thought your budgie might be being plucked by the other female. However, in viewing the second picture, it appears she has a bad case of scaly mites. If she does indeed have mites, then both of your birds will need to be treated.

You need to get her into see an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis and treatment as the ability to make an accurate assessment from the pictures is limited.
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Hello and :welcome: to the forums!

I agree with Deborah that she should be checked at an Avian vet. If it is indeed Scaly Face mites, this is a really bad case of them and therefore you should get her to the vet as soon as you can.

Please keep us updated!
Both your little ones are gorgeous ;)

It's great to have you with us and be sure to let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as we'd love to help!


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Hello, and welcome to talk budgies. Nothing I can add to what Deborah and Starling have already said. Please let us know what you find out...Sky and Kiwi are beautiful birds...:)
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