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August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
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Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
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My parakeet has tiny black dots on his head. What is it and

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My parakeet has tiny black dots on his head. What is it and how can I get rid of it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr.Lisa replied 8 years ago.



Thank-you for your question about your budgie's head. Could you please answer the following so that I might better help you?


-Is your bird a budgerigar?


-How long has he had the problem?


-Did he recently go through a moult?


-Do the dots move?


-Does he rub his head a lot?


Is there any chance that you could take a picture and send it via the tree icon on the toolbar?



Dr. Lisa