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Male budgie alone in cage around 4-5 years old. Cere changed
Male budgie alone in cage around 4-5 years old. Cere changed from blue to black. Has iodine block in cage with diet of seeds and fresh fruits and veggies. Any ideas what is going on? … read more
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My budgie is about 9 months old. He has recently started
My budgie is about 9 months old. He has recently started making a pigeon like sound when flying and seems to have some minor discharge from the right side of his cere. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She seems fine, but got a discoloration that has gotten
She seems fine, but got a discoloration that has gotten worse over time. It's over her "nose". At first I thought it was because of the breeding season, but it seems like its blocking one of her nostr… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's
There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's cere. This morning it was darker than last night. I attempted to exam my parakeet, and used my finger to gentle rub the area. The area isn't a… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgies feathers above cere are slightly brown. Over the
over the past week, he's been rubbing his head against the cage like it's itchy … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 7 year old parakeet deep purple seer has turned. I think
My 7 year old parakeet deep purple seer has turned brown. I think he has a tumor. And now it is crusty. Could it be from mites? And a vet help a parakeet that has testicle tumor … read more
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We have budgies. We were told we have a male but the cere is
We have budgies. We were told we have a male but the cere is dark reddish brown, and a little crusty. Is he really a she? Or is our male having medical issues? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a female budgie (unsure of age) that has a bulge on
Hi I have a female budgie (unsure of age) that has a bulge on its tummy. I was hoping to send an image of her. I have not felt it yet since she is scared of hands. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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His cere is and got a weird looking texture thing on it. I
His cere is brown and got a weird looking texture thing on it. I haven't seen him in a month as I'm away from home but I didn't think I should wait any longer … read more
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Why would a budgies cere change to a dark brownish colour
Why would a budgies cere change to a dark brownish colour and become bumpy? … read more
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I have a nearly two year old female budgie that has a brown
I have a nearly two year old female budgie that has a brown crusty cere. I understand this is hormonal and usually associated with mating season. I've never been concerned about it before as it scabs up and falls off. But this time her nostrils look very small - like pin pricks. She is well and her usual self. Still playful and chirpy. It just doesn't look right. Thank you. … read more
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I have a parakeet and his nose was blue at first and now
Hey so I have a parakeet and his nose was blue at first and now it's like brown and I don't know what that means let me know as soon as possible thank u … read more
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Female budgie had crusty cere for past 4 months, now is
Second opinion] female budgie had brown crusty cere for past 4 months, now is turning light blue and white. heavy tail bobbing with breathing, also in a molt … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I was wondering o have four birds they are parakeets but I
Hello I was wondering o have four birds they are parakeets but I was wondering how would I figure out what gender they are ? Since they were a gift I don't think they asked what gender upon purchase… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie is about 1 year old and he/she has a brown crusty
My budgie is about 1 year old and he/she has a brown crusty cere. When I bought him (I still think its a male) he had slight bluish cere color. About 4 months later the cere color turned brown. Is it … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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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budgies: cage wires, feathers..no sneezing or coughing no discharge.
I have 4 budgies. few weeks age on 1 of females cere flaky, seems itchy rubs it on cage wires, feathers immediately round her cere and beak becoming bare, cere is changing from brown, flaking to blue … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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my budgie had a blue cere but it has changed to very dark reddish
my budgie had a blue cere but it has changed to very dark reddish brown. he was only a few weeks old when I got him and I've had him about 8 months… read more
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