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Is this Normal? I just got her in Brazil! Please help!

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I just got two Budgies in Brazil, im living here for the indefinite future, Pato ( boy ) and Nina ( girl ), they seem fine are vocal they are active and their feathers look great. But i just started to notice Ninas beak, it seems a little strange to me and i started looking into it and im not sure shes quite alright, she seems to have something in her nostrils and her beak seems to be slightly dried up. Can somebody please give me their opinion? Pato on the other hand seems perfectly fine, and his beak looks different than hers.. Pato ( green ) Nina ( blue )
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I agree that the nostrils are not clear, the cere looks very dry and her beak looks overgrown, have you located an avian vet where you are?
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Hi there and welcome to the forums,

Your girl is very pretty but as Cody said she really does not look well, her beak is not only overgrown but also looks a bit crooked and like she may have an unbalanced bite. Her nostrils may also need to be cleared by a professional if her breathing is obstructed.

Since beak problems can be a sign of nutrient deficiency and they are new birds, it would be better if you are able to find an avian vet or, if you have no other option, a vet who sees birds in order to get them a checkup. It's best to do this as soon as you can so that any imbalance or hidden illness they may have gets resolved quickly.

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Your little female needs to be seen by an Avian Veterinarian or an Exotic Pet Veterinarian who has experience dealing with small birds.
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