Hi all, I'm new here, unfortunately I don't play with my budgie nearly as much as I probably should, so I only just I noticed this morning that she (we've assumed she is female but could be incorrect
) was scratching herself a lot.
She was trying to itch herself on perches and toys a lot yesterday and I didn't think much of it, so I looked closer today and she has a small lump above her cere and possibly an infected eye (unless that's just from scratching in that area).
I believe she is also in molting stage but her other side of the head looks fine, she is a bit puffed up though, but from what I've read they will do that when not feeling well.
I've tried contacting the local vets but none have availability today so the earliest she could be seen is tomorrow if I need to go.
She is eating and drinking fine, is there anything I could do to help her in the mean time?
She's normally very happy like below