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hey! i have recently bought a new budgie named sky. i have no idea how old she is. she is not puffed up and is eating well.i have taken a closer look at her and have noticed some odd things. her cere is an odd colour and her beak has green edges. Her face also has two tiny pink patches that appear to be pink feathers? With black dots on each stem? i have no idea. PLEASE HELP!!! i cannot put a photo up but this is some more detail. her nose is pink, greenish and brown, in an ombre effect. Her beak is fine but the edges are green. The little patch on her face looks like a new born budgie's feathers. pink with black dots on the end. she seems weird... please help! is this contagious? i dont want my other budgies getting this?
 

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Welcome to the forums! :)

Without a photo showing your budgie's face and the areas that are concerning you, there is not much we can do to effectively help.
The green colour from the beak may be due to a coloured mineral block, the dye of a toy she has been playing with or even some remnants of a veggie meal.
About the feathers, your budgie may be moulting and what you are seeing are the pin feathers that when showing up can have a pink colour (from the blood supply to a growing feather) and the tips of the pin feathers can also have black dots when the new feather is about to come out.

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Every new bird should be quarantined for a period of at least 1 month in a different room and cage away from the rest of flock. This is done exactly as a preventative measure in order to avoid a potential illness carried by the new bird from spreading to the other birds.
You can still quarantine the new budgie even when previous contact has already been established between her and the rest of the flock.
 

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Insert "I agree with Aluz" emoji here!

No but really, Ana's right, without a picture we can't definitively say one way or the other about her "weird" feathers. And she definitely should be quarantined first before putting her in with your other birds if you have any others.
 

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Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

Whenever you bring a new bird into your home, it should be put into quarantine for a minimum of 45 days.

Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on unskilled individuals, you delay 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 recover than it would have if you
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Welcome to talk budgies. You have been given some good advice/info. Hope to see a pic or two of the bird in question and the rest of your flock...:)
 
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If you upload the photos till photo bucket via your mobile internet, and then there should be an icon to share it, and then you can copy and paste the link to post it here.
 

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Hey guys, I separated the budgies an hour ago and she has died. The new budgie I was describing to you has died. Now I am worried about Blu. She was chewing, licking and touching her. Should I take Blu to the vet! I have cleaned the house and disinfected everything. Please help!
 
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