I purchased my female budgie about a month ago. She is now about 4 - 5 mos. old (still has her striping down to here cere & her eyes are
still dark). Within the first week of having her I noticed she was not acting like she should. I took her to our local aviary vet who said she
had a bacterial infection for which we treated her with bactrin. She came through just great.
I've noticed that she has started to go into her first molt, she is starting to just barely lose her striping near her cere. In the last two days she
has started to scratch a lot and also rubbing her cere & face on her perches. Her color has just slightly dulled, she is eating well, singing & is
active but somewhat cranky when I first take her out of her cage. Last evening I looked at the underside of her wings and did not see any
visible mites. Is this just her start of molting or could she have mites? Her cere is clean, not scaly & all feathers around her face are clean
& neat, her legs are not scaly.
Am I just being paranoid? Thanks for all your help!!