Is my budgie sick? - 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 07-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:calaereth is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
calaereth is on a distinguished road
Question Is my budgie sick?

Hi everyone! New to group. My workplace has a budgie since it's my bosses and they spend almost all their time here rather than home. She's an absolute sweetheart, but often likes men over women (I'm a woman, but slowly earning her trust). I've noticed this week that her behaviour has changed a bit and am wondering if I should be at all concerned and notify my boss? For the last couple days she has been puffing up quite a lot and shaking a bit, but she's become a lot more active. It's rather hot here right now, considering it's July, and we have a little bit of AC on but only a few degrees difference from outside really. She's not near a vent or somewhere to catch a draft, so I don't believe she's cold. I haven't noticed anything else besides these characteristics, but it would be good to get another opinion. Her appetite is good, energy great but quite a lot more than before, poops fine, it's mostly just the puffed up and shaking. Even around her favourite people. She still comes up to you to say hello and give some love nips but I'm just a bit concerned.

Anything would be of help, thank you.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,245
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2500
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Birds hide illness extremely well, usually by the time symptoms are noticeable the bird may have been ill for some time. Any change in behavior should be taken seriously as it could be an indicator that something is wrong. What is your workplace like, is there lots of activity, sounds, smells etc? I would suggest that you find a avian vet that would be able to examine the bird, to be on the safe side. When a bird is ill it can deteriorate quickly. Sorry if this sounds scary but I would be concerned for any bird that is puffed up and shaking if the space is not cold. I am assuming that the puffing up is not the same thing you see when sleeping. How old is the bird?
__________________
  #3  
Old 07-13-2018, 01:31 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:calaereth is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
calaereth is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you for you quick response. And it's no problem, I've been pretty worried these past few days. I've never owned a bird to myself before but I've had an array of animals including rabbits which also deteriorate quickly after the first signs, so I can usually tell when something seems off. She's about 4 years old now. I'll be talking with my boss shortly about bringing her to a vet.
The workplace itself is quiet up in front where she is, and since she's next to his office it's a very quiet spot for her. The loudest thing would be when the phone rings but none are close to her.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-13-2018, 02:29 PM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,245
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2500
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Please be sure you locate an avian vet as they have specialized training and will notice things that others may not. Many times vets that see exotics will have an avian vet on staff. Does she ever lay eggs or can you tell if there is any swelling around the vent area? I was thinking that the shaking may indicate that she is in pain and maybe trying to pass an egg. How is her breathing, does it seem fast or labored at all?
__________________
  #5  
Old 07-13-2018, 03:02 PM
RavensGryf's Avatar
RavensGryf (Julie)
Super Moderator/Member of the Month October 2015

State:
 
Profile:RavensGryf is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,635
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4942
Rep Power: 16
RavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond reputeRavensGryf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Would it be possible to post a short video with your phone? You say she’s become ‘more’ active as opposed to less, which would be more usual when one is ill. Also, if we can see, we’d be better able to tell if the puffing and slight trembling is part of normal activity, or if it’s the kind of puffing that indicates she’s not feeling well.

At any rate, anytime there is a health issue in question, or a worry or concern, it’s best to have her be seen by an avian vet. If you need help locating one, we’ll be glad to help. Good luck with the little one.
__________________
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Tags
behavioral changes, healthy, puffed up, puffed up budgie, shaking, sick

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 10:16 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.