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budgie advice

  1. berrynkiwi

    How do I get my budgies to eat bird chop from their bowl?

    I've had my (2) budgies for 8 months now. They eat vegetables happily but when I make chop for them, they don't eat much, even though I use different the veggies (and grains) every 3 days. However, when I feed them veggies from my hand they eat all of it!. How do I get them to eat the chop I...
  2. Rio&Friend

    Something problem to my bird eye (sad update#7)

    I don't know what happened but suddenly my bird eye is injured. Please tell me :budgie:ASAP
  3. M

    Urgent please help my budgie is bleeding from its bum and i сant do anything right now

    i just came home (its 11pm here) and i noticed my budgies bum is bleeding. i never have noticed it until now. the blood is bright red, i have had him for 5/6 years now , hes housed alone and he never had problems up until now (except once, when he had problems with eating 2020 because we had...
  4. P

    Automatic feeders for birds?

    Hi everyone! I was navigating the internet the other day and came across these automatic/digital pet feeders that you can control through your phone, even when you’re away. As I live in shared custody and am away half the time, I was curious if this would be a viable option for feeding my birds...
  5. M

    Video My budgie (Yellow) is acting strange since yesterday and I'm not understanding why? :(

    Hi guys! So recently we have got a new family member called Yellow. It's actually been two weeks since we brought him/her/them home (not sure about the gender yet). I think my budgie is 2-3 months +/-? Anyways, since the start of this week my budgie has been restless and literally moving here...
  6. H

    Introducing baby budgie to one year old - help?

    Hi all I took the plunge and brought home Franklin, who is about 6 weeks now, to Winston (about 10-12 months, birthday unknown). Unfortunately it hasn’t gone as I hoped it would so far - which I thought I was mentally prepared for but obviously not. Frankie (who we are pretty sure is a boy)...
  7. A

    Unusual budgie poop

    Hiya, I have just brought a new Budgie, who I’ve named Brie, she’s a lovely bird, who likes playing and enjoys flying about. However I’ve noticed she gets tired very quickly and her poop is a little weird. I just wanted some opinions on what could be the problem. I don’t live locally to a avian...
  8. P

    Can my budgie and my cat coexist?

    I’m getting a budgie but I have a cat, is there any way for them to coexist? How should I keep my budgie safe?
  9. H

    Moulting moodiness in budgies?

    Hi everyone Winston (8-10 months) is going through, I think, his third moult with new pin feathers. I’ve noticed based on the last couple that he seems to get moody and grumpy, less generally happy. Is this normal in your experience?
  10. H

    Getting a new female budgie to join male

    Hi there I’m seeking opinions from budgie owners and breeders. My bun Winston is about 6 - 8 months old. Unfortunately I didn’t get an accurate birthdate. I’m strongly considering getting him a friend. He’s happy enough right now, well trained of course and human social, but I want him to be...
  11. H

    New to forums in general - meet me and Winston

    Hello there I’ve never been into forums or known how to use them but I’m in need a budgie community! As a little girl, my first budgie was Pete -we never figured out how but he escaped. But 20++ years later I could never get past my budgie love, and my now husband sneakily arranged for me to...
  12. O

    Urgent my budgie keeps tail bobbing

    Hello everyone my budgie keeps bobbing its tail about 3-4 days i am starting to get very worried. Can someone look at the videos and tell me if this is normal. I appreciate it so much:) https://youtube.com/shorts/rVbQ9VjluFQ?feature=share https://youtube.com/shorts/TPD9NooVWlY?feature=share
  13. 1

    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 1

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...