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Thread Description:I think the little one is ill :(

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Old 05-21-2016, 01:40 PM
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I took this one in last year , I'm worried about him there is a small area of brown around the corner of his beak it looks almost crusty but not overly it has only appeared in the last two days , the feathers around are also discolored , i'm unsure however of whether this is just coloring from his clay block or tomatoes etc. https://www.flickr.com/photos/142079...h/27057638302/

ive booked him in , for thursday would just like to have an idea.

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Greetings josua and welcome aboard.its good you got a vet appointment to be sure.but if it ate any tomates or the clay has a reddish color to it.that might explain the coloring on it.out a a very beautiful budgie.thanks for the photos.we're here if you need us.blessings and hopefully soon some of our experienced friends here can assist better.
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Welcome to the forums.

From the photos, I'm unable to take a good look at the beak.
Since your budgie is tame and you are able to have him/her on your finger, you should be able to get a much better look and see if that is the left over of a veggie or fruit treat that got stuck on the beak.
The feathers around the beak and above the cere area also seem somewhat unkempt. The lighting on the photos really isn't the best and I can't tell if the feathers are truly soiled or if your budgie is actively moulting or not.

Besides that, have you noticed a change on your budgie's droppings, a decrease on activity levels and appetite?

You do well in having your budgie properly examined by an avian vet specialist.
Best of luck with everything, I hope your budgie's condition improves soon.
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I agree with aluz -- unfortunately I am unable to see the area well enough in the pictures to tell what it is.

Please do let us know what you find out at his Avian Vet appointment.
Sending best wishes for your little one.

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Hello there and to the forums!

I agree with the previous posts--but I do hope the avian vet is able to shed some light on the situation and look forward to hearing what he/she says!

I hope your little one is just fine and we look forward to staying updated on your budgie's condition!

In the meantime, be sure to read through the links provided by FaeryBee as they'll ensure you're up to date on the very best budgie care!

Please do ask questions after reading through everything, if you have any

Hope to see you around the forums and best wishes!
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