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  Every bird keeper knows how the plumage of his beloved pets looks like. But where can you find a budgie's vent? And for what purpose do the birds use their preen gland? There are situations in which it is very helpful to know these details, for example in case you want to describe an avian vet exactly where a swelling or injury is located. So, especially when it comes to the health of budgies, it is important to have some basic knowledge of the bird's anatomy. With the help of the figure shown in this chapter, you can learn more about the most important anatomical details of a budgie or other pet birds. Please click the underlined terms in the table below if you want to get further information.

The anatomy of a budige

Caption:
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9
Beak
Cere
Nostril (nares)
Forehead
Eye
Back of the head
Ear
Nape
Back
 

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18

  Rump
Cloaca or vent
Leg
Toe
Nails
Belly
Breast
Crop
Throat

 
 
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