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I have a beautiful green budgiebut recently I have noticed some of his feathers on his belly are turning brown it isn't on the skin! I have no clue what this could be from and it didn't come off in the bath

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Welcome to the forums!

Depending on how soiled the feathers have been, it can take more than one bath for your budgie to get them all cleaned.
Did your budgie come into contact with some kind of substance that could have turned his feathers that brownish colour?
A photo should be helpful, so we have a better idea of what you are seeing.
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I agree with aluz, a picture would be very helpful.
Do you have newspaper in the cage bottom that the budgie may have rubbed against soiling his feathers?

Please keep in mind you do not need to wash or bathe your budgie.

You can offer him a bath and see if he likes it.
You can also try misting him lightly with room temperature water to see if he prefers that.
Some budgies like to play under a faucet with a very slow gentle stream of water coming from it.
Some budgies prefer to rub or roll on wet leaves such as kale or romaine lettuce.
Some budgies love water and others do not show any interest in baths, showers or "bathing".
If your budgie prefers not to bathe or shower, that is just fine.

If your budgie is hand tamed, and doesn't mind being handled, then you can use Renu Contact Lens Solution to remove the staining on his feathers. Put the solution on a cotton ball and rub it gently down the feathers in the direction they grow.

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What you are seeing on the feathers is nothing I would be concerned about in the least.
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I agree, he looks just fine to me
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