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my parakeet have black dots on the top of his head.

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my parakeet have black dots on the top of his head. what could it be
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Its possible if this is not feather pigmentation that you are seeing mites.
Another possibility due to this area being out of reach for preening is that these are feathers growing in from moulting. These new feathers, often called pin feathers or blood feathers, have a protective wrapping around them while they grow which leaves them looking like black or white dots for a while.
Hope this helps you!