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Old 06-18-2017, 11:33 PM
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This is probably me just being a worrywart but is this much "build up" (I'm not sure what else to call it- is it extra keratin?) normal under his cere? Concerned that it might be the beginning of scaly face mites

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Katherine,

That does not look like mites to me.

It appears Niko's cere is just a bit dry and peeling.
If he'll allow you to do so, take a Q-tip with a drop of olive oil and rub it gently across that area on his cere (be very careful not to get any in his nares).
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Thanks! I didn't think it was but I was unsure. I'll see if he'll tolerate the olive oil.
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Good luck - let me know how it goes.
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