/r/budgies

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A subreddit about budgies... what did you expect???

Welcome to the Budgie subreddit, where redditors can gather to talk about and show off their budgies!

If you'd like to show off your budgies to other small pet owners, swing by /r/Littlebuddies

If you'd like to see animals showing sentience, check out /r/likeus

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/r/budgies

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Dyno

So, my budgie Dyno is sick, she has a lame leg, not sure how that happened. I couldn't afford xrays but I was able to get some medication for her.

It seems shes passing her food and therefore is emaciated and she balances on one leg.

I feel terrible but the vet suggested that if you wanted to let her go they could assist with that. Apparently the vet feels she needs some relief but I feel terrible doing that

My wife suggested the same thing, saying putting my feelings before her is not nice (in so many words)

So, after today she'll have no meds and it seems she hasnt gotten any better.

When I see her I feel bad cause I cant help her, she still flys out of the cage when she can and sits on my shoulder but her condition is terrible. Im torn...

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2024/03/29
10:51 UTC

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What gender are my two babies

Hi all, new bird owner here, I’ve had my two budgies for around 7-8 months now and was told the blue one (Ringo) was a female and yellow one (Kiwi) was a male, their ceres have changed colours a lot and they’re not even a year old yet so wasn’t too sure if its too early to tell :)

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2024/03/29
10:06 UTC

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What should I be aware of when getting a new partner for my male budgie?

Hey ya'll

My female budgie somehow ran away 2 days after laying eggs, nobody seen her get out but she was just gone.

I've had both her and my male budgie for almost 2 years, so they were pretty attached.

My male budgie seems pretty depressed now and I study most of the day so I can't be with him too much. I wanna get him a new partner, but is there anything I should be careful of when doing that?

Note that he isn't handfed, I'm not sure if it's fine to get a handfed budgie to be with him or not.

Thanks for any advice!

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2024/03/29
07:52 UTC

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Cat Attack, Help!!!

My parakeet was just attacked by my boyfriend’s cat who I’m watching for a few days. It was hard to see exactly what happened but essentially I think the cat either pawed or bit my bird and somehow dragged her out of the cage. My bird jumped around and squawked while I threw the cat in the bathroom. I offered her food and she ate and hobbled around babying the wing/side that was attacked. Her feathers on that wing are splayed slightly and it’s clearly bothering her. I noticed some of the feathers that came out when she was attacked had small amounts of blood but I can’t see any large signs of blood on her body or wings. She tried to fly back into her cage when she walked over but couldn’t fly high enough. She thankfully walked onto my finger and I put her in the cage but I’m worried about her making it through the night as no avian vets are open right now near me but that is my first priority in the morning. She is still puffed up and clearly stressed out but it still moving occasionally and also kinda shaking her feathers like she does when she’s comfortable. Any advice or help would be great.

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2024/03/29
07:46 UTC

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I’m a terrible mom. Will he forgive me?

So this little cute fucker got spooked (I’m assuming another bird scared him) and flew onto a stack of shelves with bars in another room during outside time. The shelves are supposed to be put together, but I never put it together since I moved here. I went over to see where he went, and he got even more scared and fell through the bars, getting trapped between the shelves. So I had to get a shirt and scoop him out. When I picked him up, the shirt wasn’t covering his face and we were staring at eachother eye to eye while I brought him back to their cage. He didn’t try to get away, which was weird. Anyway, they aren’t tame, but now when I get close, he freezes. So I left the room for the rest of the day. I went back to say goodnight and turn off the lights and TV, and he was just sitting there. I’m assuming it’s because he’s tired since it is their bedtime, but what if it’s because he hates his life now? I told him over and over how sorry I am, but he’s a bird, so that doesn’t mean anything to him. Please tell me he’ll forgive me 😭, I feel like a horrible birb mom.

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2024/03/29
04:54 UTC

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Nail Trim Lol

I was trying to hold nieve in the right position to cut his nail but he kept moving then his little brother coco came and just stared him down😂😂

5 Comments
2024/03/29
04:28 UTC

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Is this normal behaviour?

I just got these two young budgies yesterday and this is the biggest cage theyve ever been in and theybwere the only two in their cage at the place i got them. One is male and one is female.

Are they getting along or is this them not getting along?

They call alot to eachother and do that squcky screaching at eachother alot and i find the green one (male) flies around her and bugs her alot

5 Comments
2024/03/29
02:01 UTC

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How many budgies can fit in a 75cm long and 65cm high cage?

I currently have 2 but I want another :> Is the cage big enough :3

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2024/03/29
01:31 UTC

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should i seperate my budgies? i can’t tell if my male budgie is being aggressive or simply just play fighting with my female budgie (the white one)

they always sit and sleep next to eachother, they eat together, but out of nowhere both of them have random outbursts where they bite or peck eachother? I can’t tell.

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2024/03/29
01:23 UTC

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Is something wrong with her?

I got these for my birthday a while back. I’ve been thinking of giving them away because my parents say they don’t need a bigger cage (they do). We haven’t really bonded yet so they don’t try to leave the cage but now she looks like this. Is she ok? I’d give them to someone who could get them a better cage but I haven’t been able to find anyone in my area. I really love these birds but they deserve better.

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2024/03/29
00:46 UTC

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Never turn your back on a dinosaur ..

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2024/03/29
00:44 UTC

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What time should they go to sleep?

I'm asking this because my budgie is pretty much playful all day, she will nap maybe 1 hour a day max. I used to put them to bed around 8pm and wake them at 8am but I've realised they are VERY tired after waking. And by the way yes they are sleeping with no sound in the room and no disturbances.

Ever since my schedule changed they have been put to bed at around 10-11pm and wake up 12 hours later. When I uncover the cage they are ENERGISED within 5-10 minutes, kissing, chirping etc. So I think this time is perfect for them to sleep. Should I stick to this time?

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2024/03/29
00:41 UTC

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New budgie owner is it to early to tell gender?

This is cutie pie named by my 5 year old. 💖

6 Comments
2024/03/29
00:32 UTC

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How do I make my budgies take baths??

I use the spray method but idk they run away

2 Comments
2024/03/29
00:23 UTC

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How do I make my setup more fun and colorful for my budgies

3 Comments
2024/03/29
00:21 UTC

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How do I train my budgie

She's rlly tiny and can't fly properly And when I try to go a little close she starts breathing rlly hard and flying around and ends up falling on the floor

Idk how to train her I have another budgie that I've had for 2yrs and she got trained rlly Ez

Any tips on how to train her??

5 Comments
2024/03/29
00:16 UTC

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Floofy

2 Comments
2024/03/29
00:09 UTC

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Weirdos

Anyone else have budgies that get all cozy and tucked in for a nap but just…..keep talking? Lol. I’ve never seen them do this before.

2 Comments
2024/03/28
23:58 UTC

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