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Question My budgie belches food back

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My budgie is 2 years old. We usually purchase special parakeet food in the store. When he was younger we noticed that when he gets excited or very happy he starts to belch seeds back. Especially when he plays with a fingers.
Recently we noticed that he does this more often. He just constantly chews on the belching seeds.

Does anybody know what is the problem? We tried different brands of food but it's always the same thing. Is it normal?

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There is a difference between regurgitation of food and vomiting food. Please take a look at this information in this link:

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To m it sounds like your little fellow is simply regurgitating, budgies do this with their mate, or feeding the babies.
They do it to favourite toys also. If he is otherwise acting normal not sleeping more and sitting around fluffed up he is simply being a budgie.
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Hi Olga and to the forums!

FaeryBee has given you some great resources If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask!

I agree that it sounds more like regurgitating, but reading through that link and observing his behaviour will confirm that.

Excessive regurgitation can cause weight loss and stress when their actions are not reciprocated (as in to an inanimate object, like a toy), so if you notice he's regurgitating to only one specific toy or mirror, it's best to remove it for his health.

If he just does it randomly or when he's excited, showing him another toy or distracting him with stepping up exercises, etc., can help him to not show that behaviour as often

Meanwhile, we wish you the best of luck! We'd love to meet your little one when you get a chance.

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