female budgie unusual coloured cere

by Cassidy
(Canada)

Gizmo 1 year parakeet green

Gizmo 1 year parakeet green

Hi, my name is Cassidy and i have a one year old female budgie and i have started to notice in the past month or so that her cere (was a very light pink/purple)is starting to turn almost a bruised/brown colour... i was told that it was either mites ,but she acts perfectly normal and looks normal, eats and drinks normally and has no discharge on her face at all... i was also told that it was something to do with breeding maturity.. i would love if you could tell me what this might be.. thank you

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Jan 21, 2013

by: owner

Thank you! i thought it was that but i wasnt complety sure

Jan 21, 2013
female budgie unusual coloured cere
by: Linda

Female budgies start out with blue ceres which turn to brown as maturity approaches. This is of no particular concern, and you do not need to breed your bird just because she is sexually mature. There are too many birds on the market and many go to less than adequate homes right down to abusive/neglectful ones. So, enjoy your mature Budgie because her cere color is quite normal.

Males start out with purpleish ceres which turn to solid blue when they are approaching maturity for your future reference. You can find many good books about your bird and parrots in general all over the internet, and we never stop learning about our birds as it is a lifellong endeavor.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Jan 21, 2013
breeding condition
by: Anonymous

It sounds like your girl is coming into breeding condition. Cere's of females coming into breeding condition can turn any shade of brown & become crusty & enlarged.

Google 'female budgies in breeding condition' in the images & you will see the various pictures of their browns, creams crusty large ceres.

I also suggest you google budgie care so you are able to find the right information out on them & not be misled.

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