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Default Friend's budgie maybe has respiratory issue?

So I have a friend that has a couple budgies, and one of them has a lot of dark brown feathers above her cere. She took her to the vet and the vet told her that her budgie is getting ready to molt for the summer. Supposedly it's an avian vet, but I have my doubts based on that comment. I have never heard of the feathers above the cere turning brown in anticipation of a molt. I certainly have never experienced this, and all three of my girls have had countless molts since we've had them. I believe she should find her budgies a different vet, one that really has experience with birds.

Can anyone shine a little insight for us?

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Kristen,

Questions addressed on Talk Buddgies should be limited to members asking about their own birds.

When members have friends who have questions, those friends should join the forum and ask the questions themselves.
Please invite your friend to join us -- we will be happy to welcome her.

That said, while some budgies do get a small dark patch of feathers above the cere when they begin a molt, I've not seen any that are quite that pronounced before.

I would recommend your friend get a second opinion from a certified Avian Vet.

Best wishes!
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