Loki's cere started to have a yellow growth/discoloration 2 months ago, and 1 week ago a small crusty growth has grown above the left nostril. He also sometimes opens his beak wide, but not like he's adjusting his crop. He's fluffed up most of the time while in the cage (but energetic when he's playing with us).
Should I wait and continue monitoring before taking him to the vet for. Is there something I could buy (like OTC) to treat him myself?
Thanks all, and any insight is greatly appreciated!
I would take him to the vet now, if it started 2 months ago it's not going away but seems that it is getting worse. I also see a small discoloration at the tip of his beak, am I seeing it correctly or is it something stuck on his beak that he had been eating?
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