Hey! My budgie Piper has got some crusty looking bits around her beak and cere (see pictures). I'm wondering if she might have scaly mites. I took her to the vet about a week ago and the vet had a look at her and said she was fine but I'm not sure. If she does have them can I treat it without going back to the vet? I can't really afford to see her again since it's expensive to see an avian vet :s
Yes, that's what is looks like (early). Check the section on disease for treatment.
Avian vets can also prescribe. It's easily treated but cage and everything in needs to be thoroughly cleaned & disinfected.