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Old 06-24-2015, 10:34 PM
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Hey guys!

If you missed my introduction, I'm a brand new budgie owner... My kids gave me two budgies three days ago (both males). They seem to get along, but last night, some banging woke me up.

I came to check on the birds, and they were flying and jumping and banging violently around the bottom of their cage. I turned on a soft light,and turned on some music, and they both calmed down immediately. I slept in the living room the rest of the night, but wasn't woken up by them again. I don't know if they were fighting or just freaking out, but just in case, I left the light and music on for the rest of the night.

I went to work checking on the budgies, and everything seemed normal. I came home this evening, and went to check on them. I noticed that there was blood sprayed all over the bottom walls of the cage (not a horrifying amount, but I imagine that birds don't have a whole lot of blood in them to start out with). I looked at the birds, and they were both preening. One seemed to have a hint of red under the wings, but not much. The other one has blue under his wings, so, it is harder to tell if he had been bleeding.

They don't seem to be adversely affected, but they are chasing each other around the cage more than they have been (not aggressively, though). I read the blood feather article, and it seemed to recommend leaving the feathers and keeping an eye on them if they have already clotted. I've read other articles saying that I should remove the feather(s) anyways...

The birds are not tame, and have obviously not remotely started to trust me yet.

Any advice?

Thanks!

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Old 06-24-2015, 10:50 PM
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Hello Josh, from what you are describing your budgies have experienced a night terror.
Night terrors are not nice, as you have found out sometimes they end in tragedy.
A lot of members including myself cover the cage at night with a blanket or towel, I also leave a small night light on so there is a small amount of light.
Budgies do not have good night vision at all, as they are a flight response bird any little thing that startles them will cause panic.
Some birds seem to be troubled by them than others.

You did excellent by turning on the light and calming them down. can you possibly post a picture and show the damage to the wings at all, as they are not tame I can understand you might have difficulty doing so.
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Ooooooh, night terrors sound scary. We've only had this once with Clouds and it was fairly early in the evening so not a biggie for everyone. He did calm down with the lights on as well. I can only imagine how two birds would go frantic and keep scaring each other off with the noise and flying into the sides of the cage. Poor birdies

I hope that they're not holding too much of a grudge against each other and that their relationship will improve again soon. In the meantime please keep an eye on them and keep us posted.
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Thanks guys!

I haven't been able to get a good pic yet - I don't want to stress them out any more trying to get one, and haven't gotten a good chance to snap one while preening... It's good to know that they aren't fighting too, as freaky as night terrors are.

I'll keep you updated with how they are doing.

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My Aries has trouble sleeping quietly. As soon as I cover them, I am not supposed to close a window or door in the living room for at least 2 hours because Aries is scared and then flying in his cage, making my other 2 budgies do the same thing. That has happened 2-3 times, I turn on the lights immediately and Aries stops. Then I talk to him really quietly until he goes up to his perch and sleep. I had a bad experience with one of my budgies, he hurt himself on his head. If you see it happening, try to make them stop by turning on the lights or putting that small night light as you did.
Birds can't see at night so they don't know where they are going when they fly in the darkness. Did you contact an avian vet about that bleeding?
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Josh,

Since your budgie stopped bleeding on his own, I wouldn't stress either one of them by trying to get a picture at this point.

Following the recommendations to partially cover the cage an ensure you have a night light on for them will help prevent future night frights.

I'm glad both your budgies seems to be doing fine now.
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Just an update - The budgies are doing great! They have not had another episode, and they seem very healthy and happy! They are showing a lot of affection towards each other, and hopefully we can start the process of hand taming them over the coming weeks.
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So pleased it has worked out well. It must have been quite a scare for you, not to mention the budgies.
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That's great news. I'm moving your thread to the Follow-Up section of the forum and will close it as well.
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