/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!

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/r/budgies

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She's always watching me like this.

Anyone else's budgie do this? lol

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2024/05/20
17:22 UTC

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Question

Hello everyone, my budgie is around 2 years old and was molting around this time of the year, his feathers always grow back normal ( all white). BUT this time one part grew black and crusty when i touch it, does anyone know what that is or what caused it? and will it go away on its own?

https://preview.redd.it/y2llnef26m1d1.jpg?width=500&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ac914a23643bd9642bbaf573b8ec863cda0912b3

P.S: it didn't fall off when i touch or when he scratches it, its like really stuck

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2024/05/20
17:10 UTC

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What’s my budgie’s gender?

I always thought a girl but now I’m not so sure. It looks a lot more blue in this photo it’s really more a dark purple. About 5 or 6 months old I think

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2024/05/20
16:59 UTC

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Nom nom

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2024/05/20
15:57 UTC

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Why does she do this? Is she sick?

only she does that, unlike my any other budgies. is this normal?

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2024/05/20
15:57 UTC

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The house is their cage

Elva & Hugo are doing fabulous enjoying the warm spring air

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2024/05/20
15:45 UTC

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Girls girls girls!

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2024/05/20
15:05 UTC

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Is she cinnamon or just normal?

Spots look more brown at the base of the feather so I can’t tell.

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2024/05/20
15:03 UTC

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What is this interaction between my 2 male budgies?

The blue one is about 2 years while the yellow one still has baby alien eyes. I’ve not seen them interact/behave like this.

Is it mate-catching or territorial behavior? The blue guy seems to either ignoring the baby or just staring at him.

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2024/05/20
14:47 UTC

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Budgie sneezing?

Hello,

We've had our budgie cookie for 3 weeks now. After one week we noticed him making sounds like in this video. It sounds very different from the sneezing sounds our other 3 budgies make. It happens like once or maybe twice a day. Usually it lasts for 1-5 minutes and he "sneezes" every 15 seconds or so. Sometimes it sounds a little wet. He doesnt show any other signs of ilness. The air is clean and the humidity is good.

Cookie eats and drinks normally and plays with his friends.

And idea what the problem could be? He is really hard to catch sadly but of course we will drive him to the vet if necessary.

Thanks in advance!

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2024/05/20
14:00 UTC

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I wOnDeR wHo DiD tHiS??

I've been remaking this cute little window garden like 3 times, but SOMEONE keeps destroying it...

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2024/05/20
13:59 UTC

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She's trying....

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2024/05/20
13:43 UTC

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Nandor's dry food mix

It's mostly Harrison's high potency super fine, with a few scoops of bello budgie mix, and a bit of egg paté He is my only non-seed addicted birb, but he still gets a little bit of seed treat in his feed for being such a cute little guy.

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2024/05/20
13:42 UTC

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Do budgies fart? (serious question)

I feel silly asking this. But sometimes when my budgie is on my hand, I feel a little warmth coming from her bum region, but when I look at my hand, there is no poo there. Doesn't happen all the time, just every now and again. I looked up whether birds can fart or not, and apparently, while they are technically capable of doing so, they do not, and especially with a little bird like a budgie, they digest food too quickly for gas to build up - or so a cursory internet search tells me.

But what is this little gust of warmth I feel sometimes? Her bum (cloaca) will not actually be touching me, she will be standing on me. I have felt it from my other budgies too, but I mainly speak of this one because she is my special friend and she spends the most time on me. She seems very healthy, has a good diet of seeds, pellets, and fresh vegetables. I am nonplussed by this occasional little puff of warmth that emanates from her bum and again I know this sounds silly.... but what is happening here? Is it a cause for concern?

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2024/05/20
13:21 UTC

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Budgie more skittish?

Hi! I bought Oggy a new chew toy to shred up since she wasn’t interested in the others I had gotten her. I tried to see if she would take millet, but she wouldn’t, so I gave her a few days to adjust to the toy. Now she’s shredding the toy happily, but it seems her taking progress is back a couple steps? Like she won’t step up unless I am holding millet, and when I take millet away , she jumps off. I’m going to keep doing sessions though, I really want her to be like a “shoulder bird” (basically around me and my fam, chilling and playing with us). Any tips on what else I can do? 🫶 (Pic is of this morning, she’d only come on my hand for millet, nothing else)

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2024/05/20
13:08 UTC

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Couldn't find them but I could hear little feet....

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2024/05/20
12:01 UTC

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Borb

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2024/05/20
11:26 UTC

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How Messy are budgies?

I am looking to get a budgie and I want to know exactly how much mess they are from personal stuff experiences. Give me the down and dirty.

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2024/05/20
11:08 UTC

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Update on Sky

Sky still can’t fly today, although she seems more like herself in her behaviour. She’s getting more vet attention this evening.

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2024/05/20
09:38 UTC

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Help! Where did I put my other foot!!

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2024/05/20
09:36 UTC

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Peeling beak

Hi, my little lady has been starting to molt and with this I have also notice this peeling occurring on her beak. Is this normal for them?

4 Comments
2024/05/20
09:31 UTC

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