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Head jolting/jerking (Budgie) (I need help!)

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by kifird, 8/12/18 at 6:13 PM.

  1. kifird

    kifird Meeting neighbors

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    Ever since we got our (currently) 4 month old female budgie Nua, she has always been doing head jerks while screaming. She is bobbing her head like this:
    (But in a snappier fashion while doing short squawks/screams)
    She doesn't do this often, but she does this usually when she's upset, or wants our attention. I don't know if this means she is just attention hungry, and we're feeding into that type of negative behaviour, or something else could be going on here. If I catch her doing it again, I'll make sure to filming it.
     
  2. Macawnutz

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    Looks like funny wild bird to me. They can be quite animated when emotional. good and bad. :) They love drama.
     
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    That's a budgie dance. My two do it when they are happy. She is good at it too.
     
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  4. kifird

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    Yeah, but my bird does this in a snappier motion while also screaming.
     
  5. Lady Jane

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    I did not hear any screaming in the video. What are you concerned about?
     
  6. Linus

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    I believe that is a male mating dance for budgies, and as far as I can see in the video there is no screaming, only a male budgie that needs a female partner.
     
  7. Gazimon

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    I might be wrong but I think that's not his budgie but a video from online to match what it looks like.
     

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