Hello everyone! So I got two budgies from a pet store a few weeks ago, a male and a female. These two are my first pet birds.
After about a week or so, the male budgie became very close to me and he also became comfortable with his surroundings. So did the female, but she took a little bit more time than the male did.
However, these two budgies are the complete opposite of each other. The male is very hyper, super loud and vocal. He mimics all kind of sounds and he's always playing with toys. The female on the other hand is always puffed up during the day and sleeping and she rarely chirps. She doesn't play with toys either. At first I thought that maybe it's just her personality.
I also realised that her vent is dirty and she doesn't have feathers around the vent area. Recently her vent is rarely dirty though. Is she plucking her feathers because she's uncomfortable or is she having an illness? Her droppings have been normal but for the past few days there's been more liquid around the droppings. She refuses to eat anything other than seeds but I've been trying to encourage her to try new food as well.
For the past week, every morning I bring their cage out and let her under the sun for awhile. When she's under the sun she starts chirping and playing with toys. Her feet are sometimes cold.
There aren't any avian vets around here and even the normal vets don't treat birds. But that doesn't mean I'm giving up on.. I'm still trying to look for a vet that can help me in different states.
Why doesn't she have feathers around her vent? Why are her droppings different recently? Is she cold? Why is she active when she's under the sun?
Any advice would be really really helpful.. As these are my first pet birds this is all new to me but I want the best for them.
Sorry for the long post but thank you for taking the time to read it. It means a lot