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Old 08-08-2016, 07:47 AM
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I'm sorry, because right now I have to go somewhere very soon but I just noticed something about Sky that seemed in-normal.

Our vet recommended medication for Sky and so we give him antibiotics twice a day by holding him and putting it in his mouth. However, today after we did that we noticed a feather right on the side of his beak is gone and you can see the skin that attaches to his beak. Is this normal? Should we let it be? Or what should we do?

Please reply in the next few minutes because I have to go somewhere and this is important.

Please someone help with your best judjement

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It will be fine. No need to panic. The feather will grow back when Sky molts.

I'm moving your thread out of emergency to "Budgie Health" as this is not an emergency situation.

Additionally, please use descriptive titles rather than "Emergency".
I'm changing your title to "Sky has a missing feather by his beak".
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In case you don't know, when lifting the cheek feathers, you will be able to see the skin underneath and there will also be skin around the beak area on both sides of the beak and this is all perfectly normal.
The bare skin is even visible when the budgie scratches the area with the foot, when preening and when we give them head/cheek scratches.
When medicating a budgie, the feathers surrounding the beak can also get matted and in the process you will also be able to see the visible skin.
If possible, after each treatment, you can try to carefully clean the cheek feathers with a cotton ball soaked in lukewarm water.
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