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Default Cere damage: How bad does it look?

I've recently been letting my budgie out of the cage to fly around. He's not very good at it and he has a tendency to smack into things. I expect him to get better at it over time, but most recently, I noticed he tore up his cere a little from flying into things.

Here is a picture: https://i.imgur.com/5Y3QRIU.jpg


I really hope it's not too serious. I heard the cere can peel some during a molting cycle, and he's got pin feathers on his head so I believe he's molting right now. I know ceres also heal naturally, but if this is beyond what natural healing will accomplish, I'd like to know.

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It looks like she has taken a little chunk out of her cere.. Keep an eye on it but I think she will be fine... And yes I meant to say she...lol you have a little girl.
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It looks like she has taken a little chunk out of her cere.. Keep an eye on it but I think she will be fine... And yes I meant to say she...lol you have a little girl.
Really? I thought the light blue was eventually going to become bright blue.
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Nope, light blue/white eventually turns brown in females and pink turns to blue in males
I know, it's confusing, I thought the same thing when I first got into budgies a few years ago

Poor girl, I hope she feels better
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Also, I'd like to keep letting her out of the cage to fly around, but if she damages her cere any more, that'd be bad. So should I keep her caged until the cere heals fully?
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You can give her a light clip to slow her down, 2 or 3 feathers off of each wing won't stop her from flying but will slow her down and give her a chance to learn how to fly better as they regrow.
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I would not let her out till she is healed. And she is a girl since there is all that white on top. My girls all have it white cere with a light blue ring
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As she is not used to flying you need to offer her a safe as possible area to practice flying and landing. Some great idea's are to use a mosquito net the type you hang over your bed to keep her enclosed and safe. Close all curtains hang some old sheets , cover mirrors. A small tent can be excellent for learning how to fly in . Also try to only let her out when it is a bright natural light , budgies do not have good night vision at all.
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