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Old 05-25-2015, 11:18 PM
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So, for a while Kiwi was a very mellow bird and tended to want to be by himself. He didn't mind my company, but certainly didn't crave it. However, one day out of the blue, he started to crave my company a lot and wouldn't stop chirping if I left the room. He's constantly wanting to come out and climb on my shoulders even though he spends most of his day outside his cage roaming free. I'm just a bit worried because I've read about budgies acting strange before their sudden deaths. I'm glad that he finally enjoys my company, but it's just so sudden and it's been worrying me a bit.

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I certainly would not take this type of change in his behavior as a sign that he may die soon and suddenly.
How old is he and how long have you had him?
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Hello Austin. I have a budgie that is human orientated and I count it as a bonus. I am sure your budgie is fine if he isn't displaying any sickness signs, fluffed up, lethargic, not eating , different poop. Then he is simply bonded and happy being with his flock.
Most times when a budgie is very sick and near it's death it will sit on the bottom of the cage eyes closed and fluffed up, so I feel you have nothing to worry about.
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Austin,
I believe it is simply Kiwi's way of showing you he now considers you his flockmate. He's bonded with you and wants to be with you as much as possible. There are so many members who wish they had that sort of relatinship with their budgies... you are very fortunate!
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So, for a while Kiwi was a very mellow bird and tended to want to be by himself. He didn't mind my company, but certainly didn't crave it. However, one day out of the blue, he started to crave my company a lot and wouldn't stop chirping if I left the room. He's constantly wanting to come out and climb on my shoulders even though he spends most of his day outside his cage roaming free. I'm just a bit worried because I've read about budgies acting strange before their sudden deaths. I'm glad that he finally enjoys my company, but it's just so sudden and it's been worrying me a bit.
I'll tell you that I must have read the same article before. A while ago, I came home and Mallorn would not leave my side--not even when I washed my hands or did other daily activities. It did scare me, albeit unreasonably.
She was fine, and I'm sure Kiwi will be too. Budgies who act perfectly fine, even if they are a little clingier than usual, are perfectly fine.
I think that Kiwi realized how important you are to him and wanted to show you how much he loves you
You're very lucky that Kiwi has grown to love you so much!
But I must say, you're a very good budgie parent to be worried about any small change in behavior, good job!
All the best to you and Kiwi
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Alright, thank you all for the reassurance! Kiwi has been exploring quite a bit out of his cage and seems to love being on his feet more than his wings Also, I'm currently trying to get him to switch diet to pellets so I've started incorporating pellets into his diet. However, every time I feel like I make progress, he starts craving seed again and will refuse to eat the pellets until he gets more seed. I've seen him eat some pellets even when he has no seed left, but he will whine to me for more seeds and I feel bad for him. How should I approach this issue, should I just wait it out until he is more comfortable with the diet or is there another course of action?
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Changing a budgies diet is one of our most talked about topic's. the best way to go about it generally is to introduce new foods slowly and don't get disheartened. Budgies are one bird that will and have actually starve themselves even to the point of death.
Mix pellets and seed together, buy the small pellets they are easier for Budgies to eat. try different ways grind or blend some sprinkle this over seed or add to mash. A varied diet is the best we can give our birds, but it does take time. Read through the information in the Stickies that might help as well.
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It's nothing to worry about if your budgie is loving you! My bird Butter is a very mellow budgie and he has a mate and yet he longs for my attention! When I come home from school Butter starts chirping for me! It's very exciting to have a budgie who loves you. Sometimes Butter will even preen my hair and my mother has Butter and Sky out most of the day since she works at home on the computer. This is a positive behavioral change and you shouldn't be worried!
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