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Old 10-05-2015, 06:16 AM
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Hi all!
I'm having some issues with my new budgie.
I know he is hand tame ,and also the breeder sent me lots of videos of people handling him but here he doesn't really wants to. I got him 4 days ago and in the beginning i left him alone so he will get used to his new cage and sometimes went by it to see how he's doing.he looked sleepy all the time.
after 2 days i tried to only put my hand next to his cage and he was acting very weird every time- he climbs a high branch and close his eyes like he's trying to sleep ...
Today i tried the put some food in my hand and see if he'll come but he runs away from my hand,sits on a branch and close his eyes again.
Do you know what does it mean?

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This is how he is most of the day,at least when im watching him, should i be worried?
https://youtu.be/udkFxFNlnuU

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:33 AM
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If he's puffed up and sleeping a lot then he might be ill. Though don't expect him to be incredibly cheery after only four days! Is his feathers puffed up? Does he talk or sing at all and go for food and water?
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I think 4 days is not enough time even for a hand tame budgie to settle in a new place

The positive is that he did not panic when you put your hand in the cage

So donít worry be patient everything will be fine
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:37 AM
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I am not able to access your video.

If your budgie is continually fluffed up and lethargic, you need to contact the breeder and discuss the issue with them.

It's always a good idea to take a new budgie to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up. This will allow you to foster a good relationship with the vet and the vet will be able to establish a baseline for your budgie in case of illness or injury in the future.

Your budgie is trying to become accustomed to his new environment and is still afraid of you. Even if the bird was hand-tamed, you are going to have to help it learn to trust you. This takes time and patience and you have to be willing to go at the bird's pace and not force it.

Sit by the cage and talk to your budgie calmly and reassuringly for at least 10-15 minutes three or four times a day for a few days.

After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him.
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie and begin your taming and bonding sessions.
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Thanks for the comments ,please try to watch the video again, i fixed the link
https://youtu.be/udkFxFNlnuU
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I just saw the video.

Please take your budgie in to an Avian Vet as he does look ill.

In the meantime, make sure he's warm enough.
Cover the top and three sides of the cage to help him feel more secure.
Offer him millet soaked in electrolyte solution. See the recipe in the link below:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...te-recipe.html
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You think this behavior could be from stress?
Because i see him eat a lot and he tweets a little when I'm not in the room . i also gave him fresh green leaves today and be nibbled them happily .
He doesn't spend time on the bottom of the cage at all
I feel like he does the thing he do in the video when im around,is it possible?
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He looks ill to me, too. From what you describe about his eating and vocalizing, he might just be shut down because of the stress of moving. The trouble is that budgies are fragile little things, and it's always better to err on the side of caution and have him checked out. He might have something perfectly treatable. Personally, I wouldn't wait and see with a new (or old) budgie...

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I agree with the other's, a trip to an avian vet would be good. Please keep us informed on how your bird is doing.
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You think this behavior could be from stress?
Because i see him eat a lot and he tweets a little when I'm not in the room . i also gave him fresh green leaves today and be nibbled them happily .
He doesn't spend time on the bottom of the cage at all
I feel like he does the thing he do in the video when im around,is it possible?
I would not take the risk of waiting.

If your budgie is ill, the sooner you have it seen and treated the better chance it will have for a full and complete recovery.
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