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Old 04-16-2019, 07:49 PM
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Default Budgie pecks air? Behavior or health concern?

Hello,

I have a budgie who just turned 7y/o. About a year an a half ago he started this odd behavior of biting the air. He reaches out and just makes a biting or pecking motion like hes in a trance and he'll do it for quite a while if left alone. Should I be concerned?
He only does this when hes not playing, otherwise he still displays healthy normal budgie habits. I tried feeling where his crop is and it feels the same as always, his beak looks normal. So is this "pecking air" a concerning behavior of an underlying health condition? Or is it just a weird behavior?

P.S He also developed this about 5months after a traumatic accident where he lost his ability to fly.

Thank you very much!

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