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Old 08-04-2015, 04:38 PM
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My budgie Lemon (with both wings clipped) is constantly spreading his wings and scratching the end of them with his feet. Is this because they are clipped ir what? It may just be that he is itchy, but he seems to do it all the time.

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Old 08-04-2015, 04:47 PM
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Did you notice that behaviour after having your Lemon's wings clipped?
If so, then it's possible he is bothered by the clip and it will take some time for him to adjust to it.
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Ok thanks that's probably what it is
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I agree with Aluz

Also, if his wings were clipped when you got him, and he's around 4 months old, he could be starting a moult, which would explain the itching. Since he's recessive pied it is very possible he's older than you think he is
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You might want to try offering him a bath.

Some budgies like to bathe, some like to be lightly misted and some like to roll or rub themselves on wet leaves.

Sometimes the water will help to relieve the itchiness.
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Startling Wings I think he is older than 4 months. I think he's between 5 and 9 months based on a breeders website.
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That makes sense, then, he could be starting a moult. A bath or some wet leaves as Deb suggested would do well to relieve some of the itching!
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What kind of leaves should I give him? Just wondering, I don't want to give him sowmthing bad.
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Wet Romaine Lettuce Leaves or Kale would work well.
You can either hang them from the cage top or a perch where he can reach them or place them in a long shallow bowl with a bit of water.
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Alright thanks
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