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Old 02-17-2019, 07:55 PM
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Hello! Recently we noticed our budgie has a red patch on her head. There is also a small raised spot. You can see this in the photo attached. This is visible because she is missing some feathers on her head. We were wondering if there was anything wrong? thank you!
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The spot in the picture looks irritated do you have other birds that might have picked on her? Do you notice if she is rubbing that spot against anything? How long has it been that way?
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:36 PM
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Cody has asked excellent questions and I look forward to your answers.

If the bird is in with other budgies, you need to separate her into an individual cage at this time.

I'd also recommend you have her seen by an Avian Vet as the small raised spot may be an indication there is infection.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.

Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

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My first thought also, was that it “looks like” by the photo, that the feathers were taken out by another bird, or rubbed off, or something like that, rather than a medical reason. If you identify a reason such as that, separate the budgie from the reason for the bare patch, and you should see it resolve within weeks. If it persists, a visit to an avian vet would be advised.

We have lots of great up to date information on all aspects of budgie care. Take a look over our Stickies in each forum section. You’ll also find answers to questions you may have.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice above. I agree that this doesn't look like something that can be resolved on its own.

I hope your budgie is doing better soon!

Be sure to read through all the links provided above to ensure you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices! Please feel free to ask as we'd love to help.

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