Comments for Normal Budgie Behaviour

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Ann, 20 October 2019

I have two male parakeets in separate cages side by side. The older bird (aprox. 11mo to 3 yrs.) seems to be teaching the younger bird his both good and bad behaviors. Also, since the addition of the older adopted bird, all the training I put into the youger bird flew out the window. The younger bird now ignores all the training and fantastic progress he was making, and to heck with me. The younger birds attention is 100% directed to the older bird. What can I do? He is so, so sweet, and I want to gain his attention back to trainning, as he was doing amazing solo. I am also working with the older bird who apparently has had no training, or much human contact. He is older, but never to old to learn. Thanks for any help!!! Greatly appreciated.


Laura, 20 September 2019

My budgies (one male who is about 2yo, and a female (7mth)) started off bad, and are now great together - that said, the male continuously steps on the female... she doesn't yell at him, but wriggles away. Is this breeding behaviour, or just playing? I think I know, but just want some clarification from those in the know :)


Gladys, 11 September 2019

My budgie is approx. 7 and I have always let him have the run of the house, but just lately he is sitting in his cage a lot, he doesn't play with his toys now, but when he is out he watches me on PC. He looks well enough, but is this how they behave on getting older?


Ifat, 6 September 2019

My budgies always itches their body with there lips. Is this a health issue? Also thy looks dirty


Leah, 15 August 2019

I’ve had to take my birds bell out of his cage due to extreme aggression, he attacks anyone that goes near his cage and even though he’s a small bird he doesn’t let go once he’s latched on. The same goes with a mirror he attacks anyone, is this regular behaviour if not what can I do to make him not agressive.


Wayne, 4 August 2019

What does it mean if my budgie wont do anything in his cage like I see him eat and that's it


Astrid, 11 July 2019

I’ve learned so much I didn’t know from this. thank you! my female budgie was really lonely for 3 years and she started an obsession with her bell to the point where that’s basically all she did. we took it away after a while and then got her a companion soon after that. that was last year, her companion died a couple weeks ago and she’s starting a new obsession with a couple beads on her swing. luckily we’ve got another companion waiting for her after she recovers from a sickness :)


Miranda, 5 July 2019

My 2 male budgies who are brothers keep trying to “make love” with each other. Is this normal or what should I do


Apple, 30 June 2019

Hey I just got a budgie female and a couple weeks old. She won’t move from the perch I set her on and it’s been about an hour. I played her some music and talked to her and she is opening her beak and sticking her tongue out. I realized that when she fake yawns like that it means she is scared. I played soft calm quiet music and she continued to rotate now and then on her perch. Sometimes she moves back and fourth on her perch. She doesn’t do anything else though. Is this just a sense of her getting to know her surroundings? Is this normal? Please help me out with my theory.


Rose, 18 June 2019

Hi, Heidi I am not an expert but I have kept budges and have some veterinary training. When getting a new bird to put in with an established one you have to be cautious. Keep them in separate cages so they can just hear each other for a week or so then so they can see each other for another week or even two so that any initial aggression turns to curiosity. Only when the birds are comfortable through the bars with each other (perhaps by nibbling from the same bit of food) should you put them in together especially if your current bird is aggressive.

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