So I noticed this morning that my female budgie is missing feathers on both side of her ears. I've also uploaded a picture can someone please tell me if it is normal or we need to do some extra measures?
Please take your budgie to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan as soon as possible.
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.