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My mom had a budgie bird and his cere is blue on one side
My mom had a budgie bird and his cere is blue on one side and crusty brown on the other. Is he sick? … read more
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I'm taking care of a couple of budgies while a friend is
Hi! I'm taking care of a couple of budgies while a friend is away. One of the budgies seems to have injured his foot today. At first, I noticed he was using only one foot to sit and was heavily suppor… read more
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My budgies feathers above cere are slightly brown. Over the
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My 7 year old parakeet deep purple seer has turned. I think
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Thanks for taking My question. I noticed some brownish
Hi Dr Smith, Thanks for taking My question. I noticed some brownish stains above My budgie's cere this afternoon . I gave him a good misting, and it remains. His behavior and poop is normal. No tail b… read more
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My make budgie is going through a very bad molt, or so I
My make budgie is going through a very bad molt, or so I thought. But I have also noticed that his cere is turning a weird black color. He has a full diet - veggies, fruit, seed, pellets, and is on a … read more
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One of my parakeets, Sprite Dragon, just died. I brought him
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My top opening cage had one door open. And the door fell
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the following symptoms yesterday afternoon: very quiet, puffed up, sleeping/lethargic, runny poop. Until then he was active, flying around, chirping. He… read more
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My bird is a budgie and he has a red spot on his cere. It's
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I have a parakeet and his nose was blue at first and now
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I am a fairly experienced bird owner. I have 2 male english
I am a fairly experienced bird owner. I have 2 male english budgies, about 7 years old. The cere on one has not been as blue as the other's for a few months, and now has been getting slightly crusty. … read more
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I have two budgies, both female (I think). Today they started
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We have a budgie. for some time there has been a scaly cover
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I got a blue budgie about 6 months ago, and the cere was pink.
I got a blue budgie about 6 months ago, and the cere was pink. But now, it has turned a purple-ish color. What gender is it?… read more
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budgies: 2 of my young females have turned quite a darker shade
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Hello, Im wondering if there is anyone who would be a
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my female budgies cere has turned dark brown and kinda flakey
my female budgie's cere has turned dark brown and kinda flakey around the edges of her cere. it tends to flake off after a month or so and then comes back. My male has not had a problem however there … read more
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