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It's been a while since I've posted on this forum, but I have a question about my bird Leafer. Yesterday, I noticed these black specks on her head. The area around the cere and around the specks is red. Does anyone know what this is?
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Is Leafer moulting? The black dots look like the tops of newly grown pin feathers. When my birds are moulting, this is what they look like.
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I agree with budgiekisses, that what you are seeing is a result of her molting, it will clear up once all the pin feathers open fully.
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Agree with the pin-feather, but seems to be showing on the cere edge beginning of scale face mite.
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definitely pin feathers. the cere might just be skin shedding; when my two moult they also sometimes shed the skin on their ceres too
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Leafer is getting ready to molt and the black dots you are seeing on her head are pin-feathers.
I agree with Moira that it appears her cere is shedding as well at this time.


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Thank you all so much! I've never really seen, or at least noticed, these spots during her past molts so I wanted to make sure there was no problem by running photos of her by you all. I'm glad that the things on her cere don't seem to be mites.

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I agree with the above

I hope she gets through her most soon!
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