Is my budgie's cere normal - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health


Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-28-2019, 11:49 PM
Egg
 
Profile:mnollie is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 15
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
mnollie is on a distinguished road
Default Is my budgie's cere normal

My budgie, Scrunch, has a slightly...chunky..cere. I attached some pictures because I'm not sure how to describe it. She's about 1.5 years old and her cere has looked like this for almost a year. It doesn't really change, its just always like this, her nostrils are totally clear, no issues from it. At first I googled it and sounded like something that could be common with females. But recently one of my house guests mentioned it and it got me thinking about it again. I just want to get some opinions on if it looks okay or if there's anything I should be doing as far as diet etc. Thank you!
Attached Thumbnails
Is my budgie's cere normal-20190328_212619.jpg   Is my budgie's cere normal-20190328_212435.jpg   Is my budgie's cere normal-20190328_212355.jpg  

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-29-2019, 02:12 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:seanandtres is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
seanandtres is on a distinguished road
Default

This happens to my females at times also. I'm not a professional, but it looks fine to me. I believe it has to do with hormones and going "into season" as it were. I had one of my girls' ceres stay like that for well over a year, probably because she had a mate.
  #3  
Old 03-29-2019, 10:15 AM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,512
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2549
Rep Power: 13
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The color and flakiness you see are normal for a hen in breeding condition, the bit of what looks like an overgrowth is hypertrophy of the cere, which is a hormonal condition. You do not need to be concerned about it unless the nares become blocked, if that should happen the vet can remove the excess tissue.
__________________
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-29-2019, 08:52 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,990
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Cody has given you excellent information.
__________________

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.