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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods

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Old 04-07-2016, 01:31 PM
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Hi all just wondering if you have any advice. I never seem to see my little budgie drink water. I always make sure he has fresh clean water in his water hopper but he never seems to drink hardly anything is this normal?

This was the only little one that was in a fertile egg out of the last clutch my budgie pair had and I had to remove him at 6 weeks due to his mother attacking him and by this point she had already started laying again so had to leave her in with male.

I am worried that he is not getting enough water. He has green watery stools a couple of times but that has stopped now.

Any advice would be greatfully recieved. Please note this baby is not neglected in any way he has his sandpaper changed everyday and fresh water and seed. He has a honey bar and millet for treats and my parents and I talk to him daily.

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Old 04-07-2016, 01:35 PM
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Chances are that you will rarely see you budgie drinking, but rest assured, your little one is in fact drinking. I have barely ever been witness to my flock of 7 drinking, and I've had them almost 3 years now. How long have you had him?
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Hi Kerry,

Budgies in general don't drink that much water and we are unable to notice a difference on water consumption by looking at the water containers we have in the cage. The only exception would be if the budgie were to take a bath on the water container.
Also some budgies can be particularly sneaky when it comes to drinking water and would take a couple of quick sips of water when we aren't looking.

I'm sure your young budgie is drinking just fine. Another way to get budgies hydrated is by giving them fresh veggies on a daily basis.
You will find valuable info here at the Diet and Nutrition section on how to get your budgies on a healthy and varied diet, so be sure to check the sticky threads.

As to the use of sandpaper at the bottom of the cage, it would be best to replace that by paper towels or plain newspaper.
The sandpaper on the bottom of the cage or sandpaper covers on perches can be detrimental to the budgies delicate feet, as they can promote sores.
The material from which the sandpaper is made can also cause digestive problems if the budgies happen to chew on it and in severe cases it can lead to crop impaction.

Since your budgies are on their second clutch, it would also be good to revise the information at on the stickies at the Budgie Breeding section of Talk Budgies.
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Hi Jean thanks for you reply. He hatched the end of the first week in Feb. I was worried he didnt know how to eat but he has been fine. Another thing that is worrying me a bit is that he seems to shake/shiver when I am near his cage. He has also started to bite after being so tame to begin with. I offered him a millet spray just now and he hopped onto my hand and seemed quite content eating the millet seed he then started biting my finger for no reason very lightly at first then hard enough to hurt. I just removed my hand and shut the cage door.
Is he just being naughty or do you think he is trying to tell me something as this is new behaviour?

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Hi Aluz

Thank you for your reply. This was very informative. What about a grill on the bottom of the cage? I removed this when he was younger incase he hurt himself on it. Would you recommend I put it back in?

I did actually notice him nipping at the sandpaper on his perch but since I have added an additional toy he appears to have stopped but if it can cause problems I would rather remove that also.

Thanks again

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Your budgie is testing the boundaries and is seeing if he/she is able to get away with some biting or not. Are you sure your budgie is shivering or is it a slight vibration? Budgies can slightly vibrate their wings when happy.

You can place the grill back at the bottom of the cage and you do well in removing the sandpaper covers from the perches. For helping in trimming the toenails, you can get a calcium or mineral perch. Natural wood perches of different sizes and diameters are also a plus and will help in maintaining your budgie's feet healthy.

Take a look at this link for detailed info: https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

If you take the time to read the wealth of information on the articles and stickies throughout the forums, you will learn a great deal and all of your budgies will benefit from the knowledge you have gained which would allow you to give your budgies the very best in terms of care.
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Hmmmm Im not sure now you come to mention the wing vibrating that could make sense as he always appears happy to see me.

He does appear to be stubbon as I have been repeatadly training him and talking to him but he just seems happy flying around and landing on the TV and curtain rail.

However he does feed from my hand and hop from hand to hand for millet seed in return.

I will introduce some veggies and wash them before I give them to him. He had had cauliflour florets in the past and ate them.

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You're very welcome.

You may find these additional links helpful: https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-behavior.html

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Greetings Kerry .glad you joined us and a warm welcome from America to you.hope to see a photo of your budgie soon after its settled in.some of our wonderful friends have given you excellent advice.blessings and we're here for you
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Thank you Shane. I will try and post a few pics of him when I work out how to upload them without being straight from my phone as I understand you cannot do this.
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Calm down, mate.

Logically no birds can stay without water for 48hours, so that means your budgie is drinking water but you don't see him.
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