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I have what I believe to be a male budgie that has one of its nostrils white. It looks like it may be clogged but I'm not sure if it's just white colored and it looks clogged and really just an illusion. The bird is acting pretty normal. I know ceres can change color..not sure if I should go to the vet or not.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:23 PM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

The picture you attached is not clear enough to see the problem. If you are concerned the nare may be clogged, then the best thing to do is take your budgie to an Avian Vet for a check up.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.



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Hi Andy and to the forums!

You have a very handsome boy The dark blue rest of the cere indicates that he is definitely male. Only female ceres change colour drastically, so if you're concerned (and especially if you're concerned about a blockage in the name, which I am unable to see from the photo) then you should take him to the avian vet. Drastic cere colour changes can be indicative of more serious problems in male budgies, so when in doubt, check it out!

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Yea I know the pic isnt the best. He doesn't like being held. I guess I will take him in.
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I agree with the above. Even when certain birds don't like being caught and held, if their health and wellbeing depends on it, then we must. They do get through it just fine . Please let us know what the avian vet says! Keep us updated on how your little guy is doing .
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