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Red feathers but puffed up

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My budgie is all fluffy and he had at least 3-5 red things on his head and I’m really worried please tell me what’s wrong with him
Hand african grey Bird Beak Parrot
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I don't see any red things on the head in the picture, the bird in the picture is a female. When a bird is fluffed up, except at night when they are sleeping, it is usually an indication they are not feeling well.
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I agree with Cody and recommend you take your budgie into an Avian Veterinarian for a proper diagnosis.

How long have you had her?
What is her name?

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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.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums,

Your budgie is adorable! Cody and FaeryBee have given great advice. Please let us know when you've been able to take her to the vet!

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" 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.

We hope to see you around! 👋
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Be sure to wash your hands very well before and after handling your little bird. Along with a vigorous rubbing together of your hands, be sure to get under the fingernails as well. All kinds of creepy crawlies can hide there 🦠. I've actually found that the best tool for cleaning under fingernails to be slanted tweezers. They work like a dream. Not to mention you can use them to make your eyebrows look stunning lol. Hygiene is important not only to prevent introducing pathogens, but also it prevents them from bouncing back and forth, which can happen. It will also protect your health too. Although there aren't alot of illnesses birds and humans can share, it's better to be safe!

And your baby is absolutely adorable! Welcome to the forum. You will love it here and learn tons of great information to give your little sweetie a great life!
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