Urgent! My budgie's cere has suddenly changed colour and other symptoms.

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by honeythechicken, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. honeythechicken

    honeythechicken Just Hatched

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    In only a few days my female budgie's cere has changed colour on her right side. It was originally a dark pink/brownish cere (a little bit crusty). Now it is a very smooth pale blue cere with white on the edges, as you can see in these pictures:

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    Her other symptoms are that she has been regurgitating more often in the last few months, her diet is mainly seed mix and millet. In the last few days I have been feeding her more dried greens and raspberries, she doesn't eat any other fruits and vegetables.
    She has a new squeak and regurgitates straight after she does it :(

    In general, she has always been weaker than my other budgie. Her wings are smaller and more delicate so if she flies for a long time she gets very tired and descends onto a nearby perch [​IMG] Her left eye is damaged/possibly missing since she was a baby. Overall her health is questionable and I can't afford taking her to a vet right now. Whatever is going on with her cere is worrying me, has anyone seen this in other budgies? The other side may change colour too, there is a spot of blue that might not be clear in this photo:
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  2. Umm, I read and heard that Rasberries are bad for Budgies/Parakeets.
     
  3. honeythechicken

    honeythechicken Just Hatched

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    Why are they bad for budgies? They're the only fruit/veg they eat. I don't want to be harming them, could you link a source so I can read up on this? Thanks.
     
  4. They have pits Inthem.No, they can eat Carrots, Broccoli, Apple ect.Please look it up.
     
  5. honeythechicken

    honeythechicken Just Hatched

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    They eat raspberries without pits bought from the supermarket and will lightly nibble on the outside of the fruit anyway. Thanks for letting me know though.
     
  6. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be a female that's coming out of breeding condition. The darker crusty cere is a good sign that the budgie is in good health and ready to mate. Out of breeding condition the cere will be white with a hint of color (light blue for female).

    There's a lot of info on the internet if you search for "cere molting budgies".
     

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