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Old 01-09-2019, 03:17 PM
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Hello,

I just got back from vacation and one of my budgies seemed sick. The person who was feeding them wasn't familiar enough with the birds to tell that something was wrong, so I have no idea how long he's been like this, it could be anywhere from 1 day to 10. He usually doesn't let me put my fingers anywhere near him, but he let me step him up. He isn't flying around like usual and is spending a lot of time inside his cage, which is out of the norm for him. I don't think it's depression from being away from me because I have two other budgies and a cockatiel that he interacts with.

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The bird in the picture is a female, the cere is brown which indicates a female in breeding mode, it looks like she is missing feathers above the cere and around the eye, is she molting, I don't see any pin feathers, could she have been pecked at by one of your other birds?
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Hi You do have a pretty female budgie.

The first thing I notice is the area of missing feathers. If she’s not molting, then perhaps another bird has picked on her. It doesn’t look like the usual pattern of molting. Does this budgie share a cage? If so, it should only be with another budgie that she gets along with.

If you feel that something about your budgie just isn’t right, our best suggestion would be to take her in to an avian vet. Unfortunately, it’s impossible for us to tell you exactly what the problem is, with her vague symptoms and feathers missing.

Meanwhile, we have lots of information in our Stickies and Articles. Reading these areas will help answer some questions you may have.

What is your budgie’s name?

If she seems ill, an avian vet should be able to diagnose more accurately than we can guess. Please keep us updated.
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Looking at the picture, I would assume the budgie has been plucked by one of your other birds. Have you separated her into a cage of her own at this time?

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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Hi there and to the forums!

Are there any updates on this little girl? How is she doing? Is she in her own cage now?

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care.

Be sure to read though the links provided as they will be of great help to you in staying updated on the best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after doing so, please let us know as we'd be more than happy to help!

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