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Old 06-29-2015, 04:44 PM
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My budgies (Limon = Lime + Lemon) tends to be very sleepy. At first thought it might be because his sick but he displays nothing related to being sick or ill. When i first got him, he was always the less active and more calm and gentle birds compared to my other two who are always into making trouble Recently, he does more sleeping though. He isn't fluffed, but not really amused of anything really.. He eats very well, plays a bit, and drinks his water and stuff. His droppings are very normal too. I have a feeling that he might be a bit stressed and bullied

He lives with two females. They get along but everyday they bicker almost everyday. They don't fight of anything but i noticed my Kiwi & Snowy tend to boss him around a whole lot. Which would be if he is ever on a perch, he has to move away or climb the bars and go elsewhere in the cage, If he is on the swing he tends to get put aside, if he is on his flat perch he moves away if anyone comes, mainly Kiwi. Kiwi is a lot stronger, so he tends to let her slide, but since Snowy is on the smaller scale he does bicker a bit. See, the thing is they don't fight but they bicker and i noticed a bit of aggression happening. It does keep me worried and to be honest i cannot separate them. I do have the financial reasons to buy a cage and stuff, but i lack the space unfortunately. I was wondering if that may be the reason for him to be down? Its there a way i can avoid them bickering at each other? I noticed when they are out the cage, they always follow each other and get along pretty well. It only tends to happen inside their cage...
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Aww, Limon is such an adorable little budgie boy with such tangy citrus colors!

BTW, my girl budgies have similar personalities as yours so worry not. The girls are simply more bossy and territorial than boys.
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In the pic's it look's like he has some small pin feather's on his head. Molting can sap a bird's energy, and generally make them feel under the weather. Since he has been a quiet one from the start, it could be he has a very laid back personality...
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I agree that moulting does seem to sap their energy. And honestly, if you were in a small room with two women all the time, your energy would be sapped too... Especially if they were bickering constantly around you.

You might think about adding another boy to your mix. Just to balance out the girls, it'll also keep the girls from bickering as much.
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Aw, Limon is absolutely adorable! I agree with the comments above...molting can and most definitely will make them less active and more stressed.
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I'm sorry you're having difficulties with Limon . I'm not sure what to suggest, besides not housing all 3 together. How about a stacker cage? Takes the same space as one, but one on top of the other. I've seen flight cages in that style before.

Can someone say what beautiful mutation Limon is? Notice the clear back! That is so different and pretty. Fatma, is his entire back clear with no dark markings?
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In my experience the girls always pretty well run the cage, even if outnumbered by the boys. Bickering is quite normal and I think helps keep the pecking order established. You can't really stop it it, any more than you can stop a handful of 2 year old human children put together - it is the way of the world!

I have the same set up as you in my quarantine cage at present, and Hugo is bottom of the pile - but he happily accepts his place. As already suggested, another boy at some stage could even things out and give Limon some male bonding opportunity. In the meantime, he is probably working out tactical coping mechanisms - budgies can be very resourceful in finding different routes to get what they want or get to where they want - sometimes quite psychologically ingenious!

I know I have said this before, but Limon is a lovely looking budgie!
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Aww, Limon is such an adorable little budgie boy with such tangy citrus colors!

BTW, my girl budgies have similar personalities as yours so worry not. The girls are simply more bossy and territorial than boys.
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In the pic's it look's like he has some small pin feather's on his head. Molting can sap a bird's energy, and generally make them feel under the weather. Since he has been a quiet one from the start, it could be he has a very laid back personality...
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I agree that moulting does seem to sap their energy. And honestly, if you were in a small room with two women all the time, your energy would be sapped too... Especially if they were bickering constantly around you.

You might think about adding another boy to your mix. Just to balance out the girls, it'll also keep the girls from bickering as much.
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Aw, Limon is absolutely adorable! I agree with the comments above...molting can and most definitely will make them less active and more stressed.
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I'm sorry you're having difficulties with Limon . I'm not sure what to suggest, besides not housing all 3 together. How about a stacker cage? Takes the same space as one, but one on top of the other. I've seen flight cages in that style before.

Can someone say what beautiful mutation Limon is? Notice the clear back! That is so different and pretty. Fatma, is his entire back clear with no dark markings?
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In my experience the girls always pretty well run the cage, even if outnumbered by the boys. Bickering is quite normal and I think helps keep the pecking order established. You can't really stop it it, any more than you can stop a handful of 2 year old human children put together - it is the way of the world!

I have the same set up as you in my quarantine cage at present, and Hugo is bottom of the pile - but he happily accepts his place. As already suggested, another boy at some stage could even things out and give Limon some male bonding opportunity. In the meantime, he is probably working out tactical coping mechanisms - budgies can be very resourceful in finding different routes to get what they want or get to where they want - sometimes quite psychologically ingenious!

I know I have said this before, but Limon is a lovely looking budgie!
I rotate the stuff in their cage once a week so today he seems a bit more active and cheerful. Actually, he did start moulting and so hard snowy. I guess that may also be a factor of why his acting up lately. I donít want to get any new cages at the moment because my mother promised me i will be able to buy one on my birthday which is on new years day. I will order those dry big one, i forgot their name but they are pretty big in size. They do have space, and i do kind of put a lot toys but i guess its also a bit crowded for them, so i i minimized the toys.

I don't know his mutation but his back is all yellow
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