My budgie, Pooch, is getting pretty old. I'm not sure exactly how old, but I know he's at LEAST six, probably more. He's a rescue, so I'm not sure. Anyway, lately I notice he is hunched over a lot of the time. Sleeping a lot, tucking his head in his back to sleep (he didn't use to do that) Does it just mean he's old? I feel sorry for him. It looks so sad. Is this just how it is for older budgies?
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I am no expert but I would take him to a vet. i do not think excessive sleep is a good sign. he is a beautiful bird. I do not think it is age. I have seen budgies older than yours be very active thats why I feel you should get him checked out. I am no expert at this so hopefully a more experienced owner will respond
Tucking the head like that to sleep is very common. Even if you didn't see your bird do it before I wouldn't be alarmed. Sleeping alot is not good, especially if hunched up and puffed up. How has your bird been eating, and what do the dropping's look like ? Post us some pics if you can, closeup's...
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He is also going through a moult I see, As Randy has mentioned that sleeping stance on it's own is very common and no point to be alarmed over. However sleeping more than normal is, what is his breathing like? Is he breathing more rapidly visibly seeing his chest rise? Can you hear any clicking sounds upon breathing or a wheeze? This is a sign of respiratory problems. If at all possible I would take him to an avian vet for a check up.