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Old 01-09-2017, 10:45 AM
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Hey,

I've recently noticed Cosmo rubbing his beak along the perch, and scratching his face a lot. I offer him a bath daily and I dont know if he uses it. He also rubs his head on the cage bars. It doesnt look like he has a scaly beak, cere, or feet. He seems normal otherwise; chirping, mimicking, head bobbing, and playing.

Video of head rubbing: parakeet head rubbing - YouTube
Is there anything wrong with him?

Close up picture: https://m.imgur.com/KgYAthx


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There are no signs of mites on Cosmo. It's perfectly normal for budgies to occasionally rub their heads/face on a perch, in between the cage's bars or on a toy, this can be seen more often when they are moulting.
They can at times have an itch or even a little piece of food on the beak that they need to clean off for example.
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I agree with aluz. Cosmo is just fine and his behavior is normal.

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