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Old 03-23-2018, 07:55 PM
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Default Is it normal for budgies to sleep like this?

I've had a couple of budgies before but I'm sure none of them slept like this, they tuck their beaks around behind their backs. Oscar sleeps like that sometimes but during the day when he has naps he likes to fluff up and lean over the perch on one leg until he is almost falling off. Is that normal?
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Oscar is a handsome fellow.

Some English Budgies do sleep that way...
I have one English Budgie female that has done so for years.

One of the problems we are finding now with some English Budgies is that over the years, some breeders have kept breeding the bigger birds together resulting in budgies whose heads are actually too heavy for their bodies.

Selective breeding of any animal trying to achieve specific traits, when taken to the extreme can result in genetic anomalies and shorter lifespans for the offspring.

A bird who sleeps in this manner should never be bred for that very reason.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given advice! Your budgie is beautiful

Be sure to read through the links provided above by FaeryBee, as they include the forum's many stickies and articles to stay posted on everything! She's given you some great information to consider. If you have any questions after reading thorough the links provided, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help

We look forward to seeing you around the forums and to seeing more of your budgie, too!

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You have a cute budgie! I don't have anything to add to the great advice you have already been given, but wanted to say hi.
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