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My budgie's name is Daffy. I got her a few years ago from a breeder but do not know exactly how old she is, I think she is around seven or six. I have had many budgies before but have never run into something like this. She used to be housed with another budgie. One male. She was a partner with him, but he passed away. She now lives by herself. A few weeks ago I noticed that she has a growth on her wing. I have attached a video so that its easier to see. She also has this crusty thing on her beak. I am wondering if any very experienced bird owners can recognize this? I am worried sick about her.:lovie 1:


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It appears that what you are referring to on the cere is hyperkeratosis which is a thickening of the skin, as long as it is not obstructing the nares, which would obstruct the breathing, it is fine to leave it as is. It would be best to have your bird seen by an avian vet to determine what the bump on the wing is. It is best to do this before the bump gets any larger. If it needs to be removed better sooner than later.

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I agree with the post above for both the cere and the wing.

The BEST advice that any experienced member can tell you, is to have the growth on Daffy’s wing checked out by an avian vet. It’s best to do this sooner rather than later. If you need help locating an avian vet in your area, let us know.

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Daffy definitely needs to be seen by an Avian Vet.

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.

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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