My 9 week old budgie Yeti has some bright red patches just above his cere and, as he is white, they're more noticeable. Any idea what this could be? Yeti and his companion have only been with me a few nights and I haven't noticed any big squabbles between them. I have noticed, however, that Yeti is a little more ragged than his mate, but I put that down to yeti's spirited attempts to escape the aviary we collected him from.
Your budgie is adorable.
I am unable to enlarge the thumbnail attachment to the point where I'm able to see what you are talking about above the cere.
However, my guess is that Yeti may be starting to molt and you are seeing the skin between the feathers.
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I agree with FaeryBee; sometimes during a moult there appears to be reddish patches under the feathers that is really just visible skin as the new feathers come in
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Last edited by StarlingWings; 07-26-2017 at 10:18 PM.