Change in behavior - 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 > Your Budgie's Health > Diseases and Illnesses


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Peatie (Vickie)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Peatie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Peatie is on a distinguished road
Default Change in behavior

I need some help with my Dads Budgie. Since Mom has passed as of 6/19/2016 Peatie has gone deeper into depression it seems. He doesn't sing like he use to and he sleeps a lot plus he has been molting nearly ever month. He is 11 years old and eats well drinks his water and feeds his mirror. He hasn't played with anything else but his mirror. When I go over to greet him he fluffs and seems to shiver but he isn't cold. I just don't know if he will ever get over losing Mom. Dad takes great care of him and talks to him often, cleans his cage daily but still he won't perk up. Anyone ever had this happen? Thanks for reading and for any help.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-08-2019, 06:08 PM
Cody's Avatar
Super Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,810
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2590
Rep Power: 14
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

Since your mom passed more than 3 years ago even if he was depressed at first, I would expect the effect of the loss to have passed long ago. An 11 year old budgie is a senior bird and he may naturally be less interactive and social than a younger bird. Do you have an avian vet, because of his age it may be advisable to have an exam to make sure there is nothing physical going on. What does his diet consist of, are there any other birds in the house?
__________________
  #3  
Old 11-29-2019, 05:52 AM
Peatie (Vickie)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Peatie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Peatie is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry it's been so long. I would have thought he would be over his depression by now also. There are no other birds or animals in the house. He is placed by a window but the curtain is thin and light comes in well. His diet is seed and mullet treats on occasion. I was thinking he had mites because he preens a lot but like I said he molts a lot. His claws were over grown lately so I put sand paper on his perch which did the trick. I just don't know what else it could be. I will call my fur babies vet and ask for an avian recommendation. My husband picked him out for Mothers day for my Mom in 2008. He is such a sweet boy.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 11-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Cody's Avatar
Super Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,810
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2590
Rep Power: 14
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

I suggest removing sandpaper perch covers, they can damage the the bottom of the feet and then you will have a bigger problem. If the nails need trimming the vet should be able to do that.
__________________
  #5  
Old 11-30-2019, 07:13 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 54,659
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2656
Rep Power: 36
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Sandpaper perch covers should never be used with budgies. They can easily cause pressure sores which can quickly develop into bumblefoot.

Pressure Sores

Please remove the sandpaper covers right away. If you must have a perch to help with the toenails, then a "comfort perch" is the option to choose. As you can see from the picture in the link below, the perch has a smooth surface for the foot to rest on and then a pumice area where the toenails grip.

Comfort Perch with Smooth area for foot pad
__________________

  #6  
Old 12-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Peatie (Vickie)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Peatie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Peatie is on a distinguished road
Default

Oh! I didn't know that obviously I will remove them immediately, Thank you for the info. I will go to the pet store today and get the comfort perches for him.
  #7  
Old 12-09-2019, 06:59 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 54,659
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2656
Rep Power: 36
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Vickie,
I'm sure the budgie (name?) is glad you've removed the sandpaper perch covers and given him some comfort perches. How is he doing?
__________________

  #8  
Old 12-12-2019, 07:33 PM
Peatie (Vickie)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Peatie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Peatie is on a distinguished road
Default Seem to be doing somewhat better

Peatie is doing somewhat better. I took the sand paper off the perches and trimmed his nails, as they were too long still. He did quite well for his first trim and is having an easier time getting around. He is still fluffed up on his perch but eats and drinks his water and his poo looks fine. I am covering him better during the day to help with the warmth. The house is kept at 76 degrees and with him covered he is warmer, I do let him see out the window for light and interest which is what I've read to do. I've added fruit treats and veggie treats today and think he likes it. His eyes are brighter now, I just wish he was more active but I think maybe at his age he is over the play and just wants to relax. I don't know but I am still watching him. When I talk to him, he responds with a little "Crew, crew" He is such a sweet boy
  #9  
Old 12-13-2019, 10:14 AM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 54,659
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2656
Rep Power: 36
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Peatie is definitely a senior at the age of 11 which is great for a budgie!
I'm sure his lack of activity is related to his advanced age.
He's fortunate to be getting such loving care from you.
__________________

  #10  
Old 12-13-2019, 01:56 PM
Peatie (Vickie)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Peatie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Peatie is on a distinguished road
Default Thank you

I appreciate your comment. I try to do what I can to help Peatie. Sorry I didn't tell you his name before. Today I was at my Dads house and Peatie was up on his top perch still fluffed but looking around and watching me. I cleaned his cage and gave him some more veggie and fruit treat with his fresh food and he went right down to it and started eating. I noticed he has a medium sized wing feather hanging. I won't touch it, I just hope it doesn't bleed if he plucks it. Very few feathers in the cage so at least he isn't in another molt. I need to get a picture of him to show but I'm no techie but I will try
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

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 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2020, 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 © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.