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I recently got a budgie (two days ago) and after doing lots of research I've been left with mixed answers. He stays in the same place most of the time, only changes spots if an outside noise startles him and he moves perches. Most of the time he's puffed up, and his tail bobs almost constantly (also quivers sometimes.) He has eaten three times already, which I'm very happy about, however he has not yet touched his water. He's also been sleeping well. I play music for him when I'm not around, and also at night. At night, I also put his cage close to a night light, covering three of its sides so that he's mostly secluded however he still gets some light and air. I haven't tried to grab him or play with him yet, I'm letting him get accustomed to me first. Currently, he's sitting on his perch, leaning forward, with his eyes constantly closing and opening. (Sometimes he keeps them half closed as well.) I'm confused due to the fact that many signs of sickness seem to also be possible signs of stress.My question is, are all of these signs normal at first, or should I be concerned? Sorry the question was so long ha-ha.

Also: What things aren't normal at first, or under stress, that I should watch out for?

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Update: Forgot to mention this, but he's also been having some difficulty getting around his cage. All three times when he went down to his food bowl he lost balance a lot and nearly fell many times. We have three different perches for him close together, so the gap isn't very big. He'll try to walk along his perch or fly to another and he'll trip or slip, (?) or lose balance, and begin to flail until he gets his balance again. Is this normal with a new cage? (He's 3 months old)

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How is his dropping? He is more then likely stress is he from a pet store or breeder? Is he your only bird or do you have more .
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How is his dropping? He is more then likely stress is he from a pet store or breeder? Is he your only bird or do you have more .
His droppings seem fine, a little runny is all (I think?) I bought him from a pet store, and I have a cannery as well but they're not in the same room; my mom's cannery is in the living room where the dog is, and we'd like to hold off introducing him to the dog until he's more relaxed.
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Well the tail bobbing may be a sign of a short term respiratory infection, which is sadly common in many pet stores. Make sure he is quarantined from your mother's canary and get him to a vet ASAP. They'll most likely charge $40 and they'll give you a medication to give to him twice a day for 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection or it could possibly (but this would be rare for a younger bird) be a heart condition. I've gone through this before but I work with a rescue group and I took in 2 of the 87 budgies that were taken from a hoarder situation and they both had a respiratory infection and one of them was pregnant. The pregnant one sadly didn't survive since she had a lack of calcium and all but as long as you provide your bird with food, water, a cuttle bone, and enrichment toys, he'll start to be feeling better hopefully. I wish your little buddy the best of luck!
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Unfortunately everything you describes sound's like a sick little budgie. I would take him to an avian vet for a checkup ASAP. In the meantime keep him warm and cover the cage on at least three sides. If you can hear any breathing noise, or if his breathing appears labored, you can take him into a hot steamy bathroom, or build a sheet tent and put steaming water with a couple drop's of eucalyptus oil in it under the tent.
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I would recommend taking your new budgie to an Avian Vet as soon as possible. It does sound as if he is ill and only a professional is going to be able to give you a proper diagnosis. In the meantime, using the warm steam as Jonah recommended would be advisable.

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Hello I am sorry your first experience with these awesome birds is such a worrying and stressful one. I would definitely get a full health check done on your little one as soon as possible. he should not be falling and sleeping like that. Please keep him covered and warm and let us know what the outcome of his visit is soon.
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