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Vitamin A deficiency???
Hi, I was reading something about vitamin A defincies in budgerigars and it mentioned that the signs are brown stains above the birds' cere. He has a "kind of" stain above his cere, but it said that there are normally two and it's a very small stain. And also he sneezes quite a lot and his "snot" comes out (well sometimes he sneezes on me and it feels wet when he does that) I don't know if you can see it in this picture(it's quite old) but yeah, other than that he seems ok. Occasionally he gets some dandelion leaves and he loves them, should I feed him more of these? Like offer them daily? Also he mostly eats just seeds, in his budgie mix are sunflower seeds, millets and other seeds but he'll only eat the millet. He doesn't eat a lot of fruit and veg, when I eat something in front of him he might try it and then he usually decides he doesn't like it. Don't want to go to a vet though as my mum might have to pay a lot of money. His feathers also look a little untidy, but I think it's because he is in moult at the moment. But if he does have a Vit A deficiency I want to eliminate it fast so it doesn't escalate into Scaly Face or something worse.
Also, if it is a vit A defincniency, where can you buy vitamin supplements to sprinkle on the food? Thanks!