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Old 07-16-2017, 10:26 PM
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Hello everyone;

I am not new to the budgie world, but I do not recall any of my previous budgies exhibiting this behaviour. We have had her for three weeks and believe her to be approximately two months old. As far as I can recall I only noticed her doing this as of four or five days ago, and this seems to have come out of nowhere. Everything I have read suggests that she may just be overheating, but she does this when there seems to be no reason for her to be hot. When our other budgies were hot, they did not do this. We are very mindful about keeping the house neither too cool nor too hot, and as her wings are still growing back from having been clipped, she is not flying very much. Her breathing rate can be normal and calm when she does this or can also be exaggerated, as seen in the video. She can do it any time of the day or night, so we cannot correlate this with any other behaviour. We hope our little Maudie is okay, but really appreciate any help!

Here is a video I took of her just tonight:

Why Is My Budgie Doing This? - YouTube
Does anyone have any suggestions? I live in a city where there are no avian vets, so I really hope she is okay.

Thank you very much in advance!

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Maudie is a darling little girl. I would say that what you are observing is due to her being nervous or stressed. Since you have had her for only 3 weeks she is really still settling in and getting used to her new home. Since you say her wings have been clipped and are not fully grown in she may not be able to fly really well and this can add to her being nervous as it inhibits her ability to escape what she may perceive as a threatening situation. Take things slowly with her and let her decide how much interaction and activity she wants at this time.
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Cody has given you great advice and I agree. She's a rather stressed out, nervous bird.

It's usually best to allow a new bird two weeks in a new cage to adjust and settle down in their new home. As she;s got clipped wings and is being taken out of her cage as well it's all a bit overwhelming for her.

I'd suggest going back to basics with this girl. Let her adjust to being in her cage, cover up three sides and let her settle.
While she's safely in her cage, spend time talking to her and put your hand on the outside of the cage to gain her trust for at least a week, before you try and interact with her.
It may be that your other birds adjust a lot quicker than she has, and it's perfectly natural, but she might just need a little more time to adjust to her new home.
Best of luck. She's a sweetheart!
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice. Giving Maudie more time to adjust to her environment is the best step to take; during this time you should spend lots of time in the same room with her so she gets used to your presence; talk to her and read to her often as well.

Additionally, you should keep calming music in the room with her when you're not there as that may help her stress.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care!

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We look forward to seeing you and your little Maudie around the forums!

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You've been given excellent advice by the previous posters.
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When I first got my bird Ollie I noticed he was doing this too and I thought it was because he was hot but I wasn't sure. I was so worried, but I think it's just what he was doing because he was in a new environment and really nervous/scared.
Your birdie is so beautiful!
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Thank you so much, everyone! I've been without a computer these last months so I've lost touch. Sorry! Maudie is now fully finger-trained, talks/warbles to herself, plays with her in-cage toys, responds to each family member differently, and has started flying 20+ feet at a time! She now only does this "panting" behaviour when she's ready to go back to her cage. Once inside, she happily begins warbling again. We are very mindful to not stress her unnecessarily, so we are grateful for your guidance and advice! Thanks so much!
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I'm so glad that Maudie has adjusted so well and is a happy and healthy little budgie! She sounds like a total sweetheart. I look forward to hearing more about her!
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