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budgie advice

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    Urgent URGENT!! Distressed & disoriented budgie after bath.

    Today, I decided to give my budgie a bath in warm water. I took him out & saw that he started having trouble balancing because he was shaking so much. He also began wheezing, which I cannot explain because I made sure he didn't dunk his head in the water or that it didn't touch his beak. This...
  2. rebecca252

    Adopting two new budgies

    Hey! I was scrolling through a second hand website and came across two budgies in a really small cage. I’m experienced with budgies and I really wish to adopt them, but just wanted to ask you guys some questions: 1) What gender do you think they both are 2) Does the first budgie look well? (to...
  3. J

    Budgie keeps flying away outside if the cage

    Hey there! Got 3 young budgies , all are approximately 3-4 months . One is excellent at training outside of the cage : like step up as well as flying to me trick. The other 2 however … is a different case One is quite good at stepping up inside her cage but the moment she gets outside of her...
  4. rebecca252

    Budgie getting put to sleep

    Unfortunately my budgie, Percy is getting euthanised today due to a tumour. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on comforting his two siblings - should i take them with myself and Percy to the vets so they know what is happening?
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    How To Sex A Baby Budgie

    Right, so recently, I bought myself a third budgie bird (couldn't help myself!). He was said to be a male (three months old), but upon closer examination, I saw an anomaly! He has a deeper blue colour around the bottom edges of his cere, which fades into a really light, almost pastel, green...
  6. Isawe

    My budgie is depressed and I’m worry

    Long story short i had 2 budgies but one of them pass away 3 days ago… I Don’t Know what to do right now because the other is healthy and young but she is very depressed right now. she stop being herself, not really eating, not playing, not drinking enough water, and rarely talks, I’m trying...
  7. Steph6241

    How do I help my budgie acclimate to a new cage?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently researching new cage options for Frankie, my 2.5 year old budgie, and I was curious if other parakeet parents had insights on ways to help her acclimate to a new cage and reduce any anxiety she may have about the change. Her current cage is really too small and not...
  8. P

    Need help choosing between a Budgerigar and a Cockatiel!

    Hi everyone! I’m new here. We’ve been thinking of purchasing a new bird for a while now and we’ve narrowed it down to a budgie and a cockatiel. We used to have a green budgie, but unfortunately he passed away back in 2020 after 9 years. We love budgies but we feel that a new one might never...
  9. S

    New Female Budgie has become very Dominant!

    Around the end of September, I introduced a female budgie (Snowy) after Kiwi had died in the summer leaving Sky on his own. Sky had previously been very much the dominant bird in the cage. Snowy flew in to find Sky one day after being quarantined for around two weeks. I didn't let them sleep...
  10. Tibby_blu

    Chasing budgie

    Hi have two budgies taro and gumi, gumi is relatively new like 3 months maybe? They get along great, preening each other, regurgitating for each other and just chilling together. Problem is gumi always chases taro around sometimes flies at taro. Anything taro does gumi suddenly wants to do and...
  11. M

    Urgent Hormone therapy for male bird with enlarged testes?

    Hello everybody, My budgie (a little less than 2 years old) has been having difficulty flying recently. He is not completely immobile; he can fly short distances, but he has difficulty flying upwards. So, we visited an avian vet, they took an x-ray and ran several tests. It turns out that he...
  12. Rio&Friend

    Why is my budgie poop is in this colour!

    Hi everyone! For 5 days I’ve been realising ruby the blue colour budgie has a yellowish white watery poop. As the image below. Could anyone tell me what kind of disease is this? And how to cure that disease?
  13. Rio&Friend

    What can I use instead of wood shavings

    Hi everyone, Can anyone suggest me what can I use instead of wood shavings. And can millets good for the breeding boxes floor.
  14. R

    I let my cage open for my 2 budgies and they wont come back

    I've had my birds for a week now and wanted to try letting them have free flight time, as soon as they got out they went for my air conditioners, ceiling fans and wont come back down..They were there for quite awhile and I needed them to come back so i tried to grab them ( I know it was a...
  15. N

    New Budgie

    Hi everyone, I am a brand new bird owner, and I am trying to figure out what is the best way to bond with my budgie. He is around 4 months old and we have had him for almost 4 weeks. At the pet store, he was frequently hand held and easily came to my husband and me. Within days of being at home...
  16. S

    Advice on to go about introducing a second budgie

    About a month ago, I lost my first budgie Kiwi and have been unsure on what to do now that Sky is on his own. He is a nervous budgie and won't try new things unless someone else tries it first. I have pretty much decided to get him a friend, but am worried about doing so as he bullied Kiwi...
  17. Periwinkle

    How do I help my budgie be more independent?

    Peri has recently started to climb all over his cage in (I assume) desperation to come out any time he sees or hears me. It's getting to the point where he's ruining his feathers climbing the bars and I worry about him not eating as he spends all his time running around. I have to leave the room...
  18. S

    My grieving budgie wants my constant attention

    My budgie Sky has always bossed my other budgie Kiwi around, who has recently passed away. :( He now shouts for attention for the majority of the day, starting early. I feel like he is trying to train me now, and I'm not sure that he's happy with just a couple of training sessions a day. I was...
  19. Periwinkle

    Nervous new baby budgie

    I'm thrilled to be welcoming Peri, a 7-week-old budgie, but wanted to get more experienced members' advice on what to do for the first few weeks to make him comfortable and happy and friendly. He was handfed but seems extremely nervous - he stays in one spot for hours at a time and I'm worried...
  20. M

    Adopted 3 budgies, now I have 7!

    I became a bird owner at the beginning of the year with two birds KC (f) and Leo (m). And a month later when I went to get a new cuttlebone I bought Yuki (m) (thought it was a female) & Goku (m). There were issues at first but I kept them separate and kept the birds in the pairs that I bought...