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Hi for the last 3 weeks I have noticed a dark line appearing under my budgies beak. As he was eating and drinking normally I didn’t really take much notice and thought I would keep an eye on it. Well over the weekend I have noticed this has now developed into what looks like a boil or cyst. He’s an old boy around 9 years old now he belonged to late father. I’d be devastated if anything happened to him. Please can anyone advise what this could be please. I will schedule an appt with the vet asap.
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Hello and welcome to the forums,

Your girl is adorable, as mentioned above she is definitely a she. Meanwhile, Cody is correct, the best course of action (and in fact in this case the only course of action) is to get her seen by an avian vet asap as we do not have the expertise to diagnose or treat something like this online. In the case of tumors or cysts they should be removed early before they have a chance to increase in size because then their removal increases the risk to the budgie.

Meanwhile, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" stuck to the top of each sub forum to ensure you're up to date on everything! If you have any questions after doing so please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Please keep us posted on your little one's condition!

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It is very important you have your female budgie seen by an Avian professional for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
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After her appointment, please be sure to let us know how she is progressing.

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