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
Check out /r/birdhealth before your vet visit!
My girl budgie seems to get pin feathers a lot, is it normal for them to get them very often? She also just had a bath so looking extra scruffy lol
Back when I had my first boy I had bought a mirror toy that I removed after some days of using it after I did some research and found out that it can cause harm (also made him distant to me and slowed down our bonding process), since then I just kept it and now that I have 4 budgies in the same big cage I decided to reuse it because they also have each other as company so I thought it wouldn’t hurt, but I’m also asking here because I can’t find any specific info on the matter
So in 2024 I am going to be getting my budgie, And I've been doing a lot of research. But I've been wondering which toys should I get for it and do I need to always get new toys for my budgie or can I just keep the same ones?
Hey, i got 2 budgies, how can i connect with them and should i let them out of cage immediately or wait for them to get accustom to me?
I was changing out the water for my lad today as usual and I found some black dots and other bits and bobs floating in the water. I know my boy likes to bathe in his drinking bowl sometimes and I just changed the water yesterday, so what can this be? It's not bugs or anything like that is it? (Photo taken with a magnifying glass, the specks are about the size of black pepper flakes, very small)
Rootankhamun no more, he now has the cone of shame until his plucked tummy heals
Of my 3 budgies, I've had each for around 4 months now, 2 of them are rather friendly with me, but the one [I think] that is a female tends to get aggressive with the other [boy I think] whenever I handle them. When they're all in the cage alone with the door shut they all get along fine, but as soon as the door opens the female gets extremely aggressive, jumps off my hand and chases off the male, refusing to let them anywhere near me. Is there any way to get them to share? This happens with or without treats involved.
edit: To add some context, they will also jump on, cling to, and screech at the male during these incidents.
I feed my birdies fresh veggies daily. Mostly this includes carrots. The problem is that they both now have carrot chops. How would I avoid this in the future?
No matter what I’ve tried they don’t eat pellets. I mix them with chop and they leave them there and eat the chop. But that’s not enough for them because there’s diarrhea in the cage and by sundown they’re scrounging around the floor and house for seeds. Even in their own poop. Pellets just sit there in another feeding dish all day too and I’ve never seen them eat it
I had gotten a companion for my first budgie some months back. The first one can fly and does fly all around the house (hours out of cage time). The second budgie, new one is very young (black stripes on forehead still). I’ve been very patient with him, slowly getting him used to my hand (he’s very brave, sweet, and calm). He’s not afraid of me at all, however, I’ve been having difficulties getting him to step up. He only ever puts 1 of his feet onto my palm, always.
After the quarantine period, I moved him to the big cage with my first budgie so he could learn and what not. Regardless, he still will not step up. He does everything from eating out of my hand to head scratches, but will not step up (wants to, but hesitant).
I think it has to do with his wings being clipped (Petco) and it’s just so sad to see him like that. Is there anything I can do? Any advice?
I have 4 birds and don't know which one did this, we came home and found it, looks like vomit? It looks like a lot too, has anyone come across this? All birds are acting normal flying around doing zoomies, eating lots. Should I be concerned? Currently don't know which one did this.
Help!! My cockatiel tried to fly from his perch and fell and landed on his butt/tail feathers. What should I do?? I don’t have any local vets that specialize in exotics
I have two budgies Iv had for a month I spend lots of time trying to pet them and feeding them mullet but they seem very stand-off ish I feel like they wanna fly free sometimes but I’m worried I won’t be able to get them back into the cage will letting them free give them some sort of trust towards me I feel bad they don’t get to fly but I’m worried I’m gona be chasing them around trying to get them back into the cage lol
it’s also his birthday!! pls lmk if its something to worry abt
I thought they were a girl due to the white around their nostrils, but i’ve never been super good on guessing unless it’s super dark and wanted to know
A few weeks ago I got another cock, so I have three in one aviary now. Ive noticed, though, that when I got the new one, Shelley, Byron, who was so close to Churchill before, has now left him in favour of the new bird. Now Byron follows the new one everywhere, wont let Churchill near Shelley, and fights him if he gets too close. Looks like Churchill has been kicked out of the flock. It makes me sad to see this, as they were so close before. Im considering getting another bird so Churchill can have a friend, but then I am also afraid Byron wont let him near that one either. Any advice? Im guessing its common in Budgie social dynamics, but they fight sometimes and Im afraid one of them is going to get injured.