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Old 06-23-2014, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by King View Post
I posted a question about my newest arrival in the section on Health but haven't had any response so I'm guessing I posted it in the wrong place. My new budgie was in bad shape when I got Him/Her, it had sever Scale mites across it cere and down the sides of it mouth and around the left eye. I have been treating Him/Her for a week and what an amazing difference I have seen in the birds health,body movements and overall appearance as well as the mites disappearing a little more every day. The question I asked in the Health section was that if a budgie has sever mites and has had them most likely all it's life (2 plus years) could over that time period with that type of infestation strip the color from the bird cere? If the newest addition is in fact a female then her cere is the right color but if color can be strip out of the cere due to sever mite infestation then I might have a male.

Sorry is has taken me so long to reply. I am not around as much these days and hopefully in the mean time someone has replied to your original thread. It was in the right place and sometimes it can take a while for someone with the knowledge you require to come along.

Scaly mite does effect the cere colour, giving it an appearance more like that of a hen in condition. Once treated the cere should return to its normal colour and you will be able to see the sex of your bird more clearly. If you are still unsure then post a pic on the forum, many members enjoy a game of guess my birds sex

Originally Posted by kayjun View Post
I am so glad I found this! I was worried sick something was wrong with Zoe. Her cere has turned brown, I thought she was sick although she seems otherwise healthy. Glad to know that is not the case! Thanks so much for this :-)
Glad this could be of use and ease your concerns. I admit that my hens have given me a few scares as they come into condition.

Originally Posted by BirdBrained View Post
This is an awesome example of the changes. You have a lot of variety within your flock (and some beautiful birds!). Hopefully this will help many new owners with learning to sex their own birds as well as give them peace of mind that there is nothing wrong with them as they start to mature.
Thank you, I have been very lucky with my flock. How ever our members choice to use this thread is fine by me

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You've got some nice looking budgies there!
Thank you, we think so too
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