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Scaly face?(Resolved)

Hello everyone! Thanks for checking this out. I just got my first budgie after quite a few months of research. I got him Saturday afternoon(November 21st) and as most new budgies, he's been just generally nervous getting used to everything. But that's not what I'm worried about.

My concern with him is his cere isn't looking too good. But I don't know if he's just(possibly) in breeding condition and I'm just overreacting. He could even be a she!

All I know about his history is the seller told me he was less than a year old and a rescue. So I don't know if they can go into 'breeding condition' when they're that young or if he's older.

Besides a funny looking cere, he's doing pretty well. I want to be sure I'm not just panicking for no good reason. If it is scaly face, is there anything I can do before I can get him into the vet? Also, how much would it cost, roughly, to get him checked out and treated for this? I didn't consider my budgie would be sick when I was saving up money.

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Your little budgie is actually a female that is in breeding condition.
I don't see any sign of scaly mites in the picture.

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Hello and :welcome: to the forums!
I don't see any scaley mites either, but JW had a good suggestion :)
Her cere could just be a little dry :D

She's a beautiful girl and I hope to see lots more of her around the forums! Feel free to ask any questions you may have as we'd love to help :p

You'll find plenty of informative articles around here if you need them, and if not, pictures are always welcome ;)
It's great to have you with us! :wave:
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