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Old 06-23-2018, 09:32 AM
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Hi everyonee!
so Tweety has been with us for two days now, she is in quarantine at the moment before she joins the rest of the budgie family. My concern is though that she might have mites, shes been scratching her face so much in the 48hrs weve had her, an preening constantly and cant seem to sit still for longer than 10 mins! Ive noticed a few red scabs/dots on her feathers too and a patch of red scabs on her left wing when she stretches.

If if she does have mites is she even safe in the same room as the other budgies? Can the mites spread even in seperate cages? And how much is it going to cost to get her helped (not that cost matters of course just so I can get an idea !)

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Tweety looks like a boy to me. Anyway lice and mites are always possible but lots of preening doesn't mean a parasite. A photo like you posted doesn't reveal any identity of the spots on the feathers. Usually the presence of mites (not to be confused with scaly face mite) are not seen on the outside. I'd take your budgies to an avian vet to get a confirmation of the identity of any parasite/if any are present. Birds that are molting often spend a lot of time preening which is normal. Good luck.
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Hi, welcome to you and Tweety!

It’s hard to identify anything from the (both) dark and white irregular shaped spots in the photo. From what you’re observing, it’s best to take Tweety to an avian vet. If you aren’t aware of any in your area, you can try googling it, or let us know, and we (staff) can see where you are and help you locate one.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, please take a look over our Stickies and Articles. We have a great budgie resource here to take advantage of, and we ask that members be proactive and read the material. There you’ll find answers to many common questions.

In this case, again, the best and most accurate advice we can give here is to see an Avian vet. They can see your bird in person, and are trained and qualified to diagnose and prescribe the correct medication if necessary. Best of luck with Tweety! Please keep us posted.
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