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I had my first Budgie which is male and 14 weeks old.
He seems happy, but hes started to lose a small amount of feathers above his cere.
Also is cere looks really dry and flaky.

Please if anyone knows the reason for this please let me know <3 heres a picture at my best because hes not fully tamed yet :)
 

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My guy, come on, he needs to be seen by a vet. I don't know how you didn't clock that something was really wrong, because his beak does not look like a healthy beak at all. It might be scaly face mites, but whatever it is, he needs to be seen by a vet because it looks like it has damaged his cere quite badly.

The longer you leave this, the higher the chance that your poor guy is gonna suffer permanent deformities that'll hamper his quality of life for the rest of his life.
 

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My guy, come on, he needs to be seen by a vet. I don't know how you didn't clock that something was really wrong, because his beak does not look like a healthy beak at all. It might be scaly face mites, but whatever it is, he needs to be seen by a vet because it looks like it has damaged his cere quite badly.
i was away and my parents were popping in and cleaning the cage, and when i left it was fine! so please dont assume just help. and the vets are closed localy. So i need a peace of mind not looking down at me.
 

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Something is very wrong and you need to have him seen by an avian vet, it does not quite look exactly like mites but in any case it is not right. Over what period of time did this happen, how long were you away?
 

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Something is very wrong and you need to have him seen by an avian vet, it does not quite look exactly like mites but in any case it is not right. Over what period of time did this happen, how long were you away?
i went on holiday for 4 days, and he has a small amount of dry cere, and i asked someone and sent a pic, and they assumed it was a seasonal thing. I come home 4 days later, and its gone this bad.
Problem is im struggling to get a vet to see him with the current state of the world in the uk, and i live in a small city in wales. Im trying my best on here to get info while im trying to find a vet to see him.

thank you for replying Cody :)
 

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Is there anything they can do or put on it to at least relieved this birds suffering until they can find a vet? An ointment, spray, humidifier...anything? Of course that won't be a fix, just making the bird feel a little better until it can be seen. Regardless, I agree this bird needs a vet so they can test the skin and see what it is.
 

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Is there anything they can do or put on it to at least relieved this birds suffering until they can find a vet? An ointment, spray, humidifier...anything? Of course that won't be a fix, just making the bird feel a little better until it can be seen. Regardless, I agree this bird needs a vet so they can test the skin and see what it is.
my brother inlaw is bringing me mite spray in the morning, so if its mites then thats a good case seeing we can fix it. Im praying its nothing worse :(
 

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Is there anything they can do or put on it to at least relieved this birds suffering until they can find a vet? An ointment, spray, humidifier...anything? Of course that won't be a fix, just making the bird feel a little better until it can be seen. Regardless, I agree this bird needs a vet so they can test the skin and see what it is.
also he seems fine, he gets excited, hes loving the t.v being left on with budgies making happy noises, hes drinking and eating normal. he will go to your hand if you have millet spray
 

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Don't use a mite spray, I don't think an infestation of scaly face mites would go from nothing to what you see now in 4 days and it looks a bit different. All the scaly face I have ever seen does not have a flakiness to it, it actually has more of a honeycomb appearance from the mites burrowing. At the bottom of this link there is some info about online vets maybe you can get one of them to view the picture of your bird. Locating an Avian Vet//On-Line Avian Veterinarian Help
 

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Don't use a mite spray, I don't think an infestation of scaly face mites would go from nothing to what you see now in 4 days and it looks a bit different. All the scaly face I have ever seen does not have a flakiness to it, it actually has more of a honeycomb appearance from the mites burrowing. At the bottom of this link there is some info about online vets maybe you can get one of them to view the picture of your bird. Locating an Avian Vet//On-Line Avian Veterinarian Help
i just used the site, and the closest one is few miles away, but its not a vet anymore its a cake shop. So im assuming the site hasnt updated.

this just gets worse and worse. now im sad. Im take him to any vet i can find tomorrow <3
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i just used the site, and the closest one is few miles away, but its not a vet anymore its a cake shop. So im assuming the site hasnt updated.

this just gets worse and worse. now im sad. Im take him to any vet i can find tomorrow <3
thank you
Id ask if they have any experience with birds at all first. I don't have any advice, I'm just following along here if anyone knows what this is. I know any vet can test the skin scales, but who knows of they know what they'd be looking for of they aren't avian vets. Good luck and I'm glad you're trying your best.
 

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What is the status of your budgie at this time?
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