Hello everyone, I am new here. Please forgive me if this isn't in the right forum or not!
I've owned my blue budgie, Malachi, for about two years now. The pet store I bought them from was very poor in caring for them, so they're quite afraid of me so it's hard to earn their trust. I know its no easy feat, so I'm still trying!
While changing out the water to give fresh new water, I noticed that there's a slight "bump" on the cere of Malachi's nose. The cere is brown, so I believe they are female sexed, but I'm not quite sure since I can see a tinge of light blue/white around the nostrils. Searching online and google leads me to believe that this protrusion is an indication that the budgie is of breeding conditions, but I do not want to be wrong!
Malachi is a very active and chatty budgie, so I do not thing they are sick, but if they are I need to know if I need to take them to an avian veterinarian in the area.
Here is a recent picture of Malachi enjoying their new toy for some view of the cere. Is this normal?