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    Budgie feathers missing/moved (?) on top of cere?

    hello, i'm new to this forum!!

    so i was checking on my bird recently, and i noticed that on top of her cere, beneath a few feathers, theres like a tiny little empty area. it kind of looks like how dogs can get cleft lip? its tiny and i'm not sure if i should be worried or not. i'll try to upload a photo but its difficult to get close to her or notice it because of the awkward angle ... just wondering if it should be something i should worry about, i don't really have a very reliable vet here yet b/c of the significant lack of them here ! my birdie did molt a few weeks ago and has been preening a lot recently so i'm not sure if its a result of that or not. it may be nothing but its better to makes sure!!

    https://imgur.com/ABVqPxR

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    Re: Budgie feathers missing/moved (?) on top of cere?

    Hi, and welcome to the community. Your budgie is adorable. Since she has been molting, I think it is probably due to her molting. That tiny spot will possibly regenerate some feathers. But if not, I do not think it is necessary to take her to the vet right now. If you were to see blood there, due to the absence of feathers, take some corn starch and dab a tiny amount on that spot to stop the bleeding. Then, you would need to call the vet and take her in for a wellness check. I doubt that will happen. We will welcome updates anytime.

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    Re: Budgie feathers missing/moved (?) on top of cere?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    Hi, and welcome to the community. Your budgie is adorable. Since she has been molting, I think it is probably due to her molting. That tiny spot will possibly regenerate some feathers. But if not, I do not think it is necessary to take her to the vet right now. If you were to see blood there, due to the absence of feathers, take some corn starch and dab a tiny amount on that spot to stop the bleeding. Then, you would need to call the vet and take her in for a wellness check. I doubt that will happen. We will welcome updates anytime.
    you were right!! heres a lil update
    https://imgur.com/JXwPqhO

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    Re: Budgie feathers missing/moved (?) on top of cere?

    Awww! It looks perfect! And I still think it is a female. Just adorable. We will welcome updates.

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