My budgie took a spiral in the wrong direction the last 2 weeks - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk > Budgie Behavior


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-15-2017, 07:52 PM
joegiesy's Avatar
Egg
 
Profile:joegiesy is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 22
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
joegiesy is on a distinguished road
Default

My budgie was doing great, he loved scratches, would happily jump on my finger and would very very very rarely try to harm me, the last 2 weeks were a nightmare, his last molt finished about a month ago, but these last two weeks were hell. Whenever I put my finger near him and bites the living crap out of me, hell just sit there and bite me. If I go near his face to scratch him now, he moves away and will only jump on my finger if I have something he is interested in. Don't know what to do, I am very frustrated every time I try to show him compassion his back feathers stick up and he just starts going to town. Some of them hurt a little and some of them I actually have to put him down and look at to see if they are bleeding. He was so sweet, he isn't molting from what I can see but he is hurting me a lot to the point I want to give him to someone who can deal with him since he is hurting me so much, please, someone, give me a reason why this new biting hard, back feathers stick up, wont jump on my shoulder anymore behavior is showing up now?

Also, I was thinking, is he becoming territorial? He has bells in his cage where he likes to peck at them and his pupils dilate and his face feather puff up and he pecks at, same with a little disco ball, are these making him think he has a mate or something? I try to not give him mirrors inside his cage so he doesn't do that, and when he was acting nice he still had those in the cage with him, seems like a new thing. Don't know whats causing it


Last edited by FaeryBee; 07-15-2017 at 08:06 PM. Reason: do not use bad language on this forum
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-15-2017, 08:05 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,852
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Do you know how old your budgie is?
It sounds as if he has reached his hormonal phase and his behavior is quite normal.

Birds are not like dogs or cats and they need a reason to want to interact with you.
Additionally, in order to bond with your budgie, you have to learn his body language. When he doesn't want to be picked up or bothered, you have to respect that.

Please read the information in the following links:

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-behavi...ggressive.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-behavi...ad-thread.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...-training.html

If you've not yet taken the time to read the stickies throughout the forum, please do so.
You will learn a great deal about budgies and how to care for them by doing so.

With regard to the Disco Ball, it is very reflective and I'd remove it from his cage at this time. Replace it with a swing, shredding toy or wooden toy instead.

Best wishes!
__________________

  #3  
Old 07-15-2017, 08:49 PM
joegiesy's Avatar
Egg
 
Profile:joegiesy is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 22
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
joegiesy is on a distinguished road
Default

well, the disco ball isn't inside his cage, its outside and I let him out to enjoy his time and jump around his dresser hes on, thats when he plays with it, should I get rid of it all together? He is probably around 5 or 6 months old. He sometimes is sweet, but will switch on to rampage mode and bite me hard, it doesn't seem like it has much to do with wanting to hurt me cause he'll bite me hard, go to his bell and play with it for a second or so and bite me again.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-15-2017, 08:59 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,852
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Are you reaching for him when he bites you or does he just come over to where you are and bite you?
__________________

  #5  
Old 07-15-2017, 09:03 PM
joegiesy's Avatar
Egg
 
Profile:joegiesy is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 22
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
joegiesy is on a distinguished road
Default

Sort of both, If I need to take something out of his cage, he will hop onto my hand and bite my thumb and finger. But If I am swinging my hand in to get him to come out and step up, he will lunge at me but back up. I'm thinking he is going through a hormonal thing reading on it now, do you?
  #6  
Old 07-15-2017, 09:10 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,852
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yes, I do.
As indicated in my initial post, please back off and give him his space right now.
Start learning to read his body language and adapt to it.

Over time, your budgie will choose to interact with you if you use the positive reinforcement methods and work on his schedule at his pace.

Best wishes!
__________________

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.