Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Mysterious black blob

For the last few weeks, Bezukhov has been sporting a mysterious black blob on his head.  It has not shifted, even through vigorous head rubs on perches & cage bars.  He will not let me touch his head so I do not know what it feels like.

However, the other day, after it got wet after a romp in some celery leaves, the colour seemed to bleed…. it looked like blood!  Dried blood!

The mystery deepens.

Then it looked like he had a chunk of feathers missing from above his cere & I wondered if this was the result of a fight, but now I conclude he is moulting & is suffering from “moulty face”.

The mysterious black blob still remains.  It even sticks out now.  Whatever it is, it is not budging!

I have tried to take photos of it but they are a bit blurry…

(Click on photos to enlarge)

7 responses to “Mysterious black blob

  1. rosebudgie 14 February 2012 at 09:25

    I particularly like the 3rd pic on the 2nd row – he looks unbelievably cute in that one!


  2. Rayya 17 February 2012 at 12:34

    Bezukhov sure has an interesting lump. It’s good you are keeping a close eye on it. He may need to get it checked out soon if it is growing or simply not going away! He is such a cutieeeeee…


    • onesweetiepea 17 February 2012 at 23:55

      He’s probably fed up of me constantly peering at it. 🙂 It’s still there & being very stubborn. He doesn’t seem bothered by it at all! He must know he still looks cute…


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