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Sounds plausible, pellets usually have a low water content, so when the eat them they have to drink more water to make up for thatYeah, everyone seems to be doing good, thanks! I actually think they've been more active lately.
As for the droppings, I'm trying something out. I noticed that when I didn't have the pellets that they liked, meaning they weren't really eating any pellets, I didn't notice the wet droppings. I'm guessing it's possible that Toby forms a habit of drinking more water when he's eating pellets? I'm not sure, but I've removed pellets for now and am going to be watching.
Ah, thanks. I dont think I've ever paid as much attention to their breathing until these last few months, so I'm learning what is normalI’m not an expert but I would says they are fine. The first clip they just look sleep, cute, and ready for bed. The second one looks pretty normal, slightly labored breathing can happen after exercise or if the bird is anxious. Tail bobbing gets a bad wrap for a good reason, but it doesn’t always mean the sky is falling! lol
That does not look worrying at all. In fact if you watch and listen you can see the bobs are in time with his chirps. Totally normal.So, does this look worrying? I'm not sure if I should keep posting this stuff here or start a new thread.
That's no real surprise. There's been quite a few threads lately about tail-bobbing, the concern it generates ripples through a lot of our newer budgie parrots.Ah, thanks. I dont think I've ever paid as much attention to their breathing until these last few months, so I'm learning what is normal
He looks perfectly normal in both those videos. In the first video, his tail is bobbing because he is chirping.I actually have been taking anxiety medication for a couple years now. It's for social anxiety, but I'm just an anxious person in general. Maybe I'll talk to a doctor, but I do want to find a therapist.
So, does this look worrying? I'm not sure if I should keep posting this stuff here or start a new thread.
I'm always worried about their breathing. I feel like his is weird? He's been to the vet last year when I thought he had a tail bob, but he was fine so he just sort of has one all the time. This looks worse, though, I think? He was zipping around the cage earlier today though and was doing this shortly after the first video
So I dont want to freak out, but I feel like it's off?? This was right before bedtime, but I dont know...
Sitting with the feathers puffed does not necessarily mean that the bird is sick. Budgies get tired, and they take naps sometimes. My profile pic is of my two budgies puffed up and napping after they were running around and playing for a while. They aren't sick.See, sometimes he's like this and I'm like "oh I'm worried about nothing"
But then sometimes he just sits there like this
It's not the best quality, but he's sitting slightly puffed and bunched like in the video I posted Friday.
I'm so glad you see that for yourself. I hope you can always remember it too.I guess I'm constantly waiting for it to happen again, which isn't healthy
Thank you, that is very kind. I appreciate it a lot.I'm so glad you see that for yourself. I hope you can always remember it too.
But still, if you notice anything that worries you or you're just unsure about just keep asking us questions. As much as I'm here for the birds their welfare is based on the care given by a human. I'll help anyone who wants to help their birds.