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Hey everyone, so i've been a budgie mom since Nov. 2014 when i brought my american budgie home named Boo.

Boo is amazing and so friendly, talkative, playful and smart, he acts like a 2 year old on 10lbs of sugar, NEVER stops moving and playing, he's just amazing and so much fun!! <3

I then brought a new budgie home to be Boo's friend almost 2 months ago now.
He is a pure English named Peeka and is around 6 months old, he's skittish and doesn't like me yet, but tame- no biting, will step up hesitantly, etc...

The thing is, he NEVER plays with toys (and believe me, there are LOTS of options i have for him) nor does he move, sing, chirp or make sounds much.
He literally just sits there like a statue.
The only time he moves is when Boo is running away on the floor, then Peeka comes down and follows Boo around before going back up to the cage or playstand to sit around again....


Is this normal for an english budgie? Or is he still settling in.. something else?

He had a health check and all checks out, he's healthy and in good shape, could this be his personality?! Please let me know what your experiences are with english budgies...

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I don't know about English/American budgies. I live in England and here they are all just budgies.

I have Sunny Jim and Louis. Sunny is 4, he is a lot bigger than Louis, who I adopted 3 months ago. They are very different. Sunny Jim is happy to sit and chill, he isn't tame but will eat millet from my hand, chirps to himself and occasionally touches a toy. On the other hand, Louis is the most active, athletic little budgie I have ever met. He is continually on the go - sometimes I think he might be too active for Sunny - he likes to pull his tail and chase him round the cage!

I have no idea if this is the difference between "American and English" budgies - or just their own personalities, but it could be couldn't it?
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Hello. English budgies are the budgies that are much bigger and tend to have their eyes hidden and lovely crests or hair dos. Have a look at Jedikeet's budgie pictures his birds are English and good examples
English budgies are more laid back and not as flighty as their smaller cousins the Australian or American Parakeet as they can be called.
The smaller budgies are not as calm usually.
I have both varieties and the smaller budgies are little Pocket Rockets as I call them , while the big guys tend to chill and love watchin life go by mine are slowly learning to play with toys as they watch my little ones and then copy !
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English Budgies are usually very outgoing and playful. He must not be comfortable in his new surrounds yet. Give him time. If he is the only English think about getting another one for him to relate to.
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Hello. English budgies are the budgies that are much bigger and tend to have their eyes hidden and lovely crests or hair dos. Have a look at Jedikeet's budgie pictures his birds are English and good examples
English budgies are more laid back and not as flighty as their smaller cousins the Australian or American Parakeet as they can be called.
The smaller budgies are not as calm usually.
I have both varieties and the smaller budgies are little Pocket Rockets as I call them , while the big guys tend to chill and love watchin life go by mine are slowly learning to play with toys as they watch my little ones and then copy !

hehehe," pocket rockets"

English budgies do tend to have a reputation for being a lot more laid back than the American or Aussie budgies. Perhaps hes just super zen and your Boo is highly active. They all do have very different personalities....even within their own breeds. Your Boo sounds like my Little Beau Pete.... I loved Pete so much for that character I went out and got Ivy and brought her home to find that they are absolutely nothing alike. Then I got Milo....same story...and now I have little Freja in the flock. None of them share any personality characteristics and they are all the same breed of American budgies. They are all just individuals.
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