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Old 01-02-2018, 10:05 AM
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Hello everyone. I noticed this white color around my budgie's cere and I'm not sure what it is. Can anyone help me?
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:19 AM
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The picture is too dark, can you post a brighter one?
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Here is a brighter one.
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I don't see anything except perhaps a faint light outline at the bottom of the cere as the picture is a bit out of focus. Could be just dry or maybe the beginning of a case of mites, do you have an avian vet?
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Unfortunately there is no avian vet in my area. His beak is not scaly at all so I don't think it could be mites. His cere is blue but he has white around his nostrils and that's what concerns me.

Is this a better picture?
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White around the nostrils can indicate you have a female and not a male, let's see what some of the experts say.
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

Thumbnail pictures are often not able to be opened by other members.

Of the three pictures you posted, I was only able to expand the third one you posted.

I've saved it and lightened the shadows so others can more easily see the budgie's cere.
However, I'd like to ask you to provide additional clarification as well:

How long have you had this budgie?

Was the picture taken with flash?

Is the area around the nares different than when you first got the bird?

What color overall was the cere previously?

Is the coloration under the nares a deep royal blue or is that area starting to turn brown?



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I've had the budgie for about two months. The cere is a royal blue. Ever since I got him he had that white around the nostrils but it expanded for a bit now.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Your budgie is a very handsome boy He's not female, the reason there's some lighter areas around his cere is because he's not currently in condition and therefore the blue is lighter than normal around the edges.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the links provided above as they are filled with the very best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through the forums' many articles and stickies, be sure to ask!

We look forward to seeing more of your budgie soon!

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