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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!
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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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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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These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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