female Budgie acting strange - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Teriosullivan (Teri)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Teriosullivan is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 5
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 46
Rep Power: 6
Teriosullivan is on a distinguished road
Default female Budgie acting strange

I have a female budgie that has suddenly started puffing her rear feathers and scratching at her bottom. Any ideas as to why? Could she be needing to lay an egg? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-28-2015, 09:54 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,551
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Is she moulting? Is she in condition? Also, could you post a picture? That would help to confirm if it is an egg or something else.

How are her droppings recently?

Sorry for so many questions!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #3  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Teriosullivan (Teri)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Teriosullivan is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 5
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 46
Rep Power: 6
Teriosullivan is on a distinguished road
Default

Here is a photo of her with her puffed rear feathers.
She isn't moulting.
Its hard to tell about her droppings because she lives with 2 other birds. I'm not sure which ones are hers but if I look at all of the droppings in the cage they look pretty good.
Attached Thumbnails
female Budgie acting strange-sparkle.jpg  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:02 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,713
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Star is correct. The more information you can provide, the better it is for those attempting to respond.

From the picture, it does look as if she may be going to lay an egg.
Has she been eating more of her cuttlebone lately?
Does she have a good supply of calcium?
What is her diet like?
__________________

  #5  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:05 PM
Teriosullivan (Teri)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Teriosullivan is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 5
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 46
Rep Power: 6
Teriosullivan is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm not sure of her actual age. She would be 1 or 2 years old. She lives with 1 male and 1 female. The only thing that I have changed lately is I have started adding some spinach to their diet.

I tried to catch her to have a closer look but she wasn't very happy with me trying to do that so I couldn't get a better picture. Every time I approach the cage she gets stressed and stops what she is doing.

She eats seeds, spinach and I give them multi-vite once a week.

Last edited by FaeryBee; 10-28-2015 at 10:09 PM. Reason: MERGED POSTS
  #6  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:08 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,551
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I agree with Deborah, she appears to have an egg to lay soon.

It's important that you watch her closely to ensure no complications happen, as I'm sure you're already doing. Have you observed any courting or mating between her and the male in the cage?
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #7  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:11 PM
Teriosullivan (Teri)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Teriosullivan is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 5
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 46
Rep Power: 6
Teriosullivan is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes. I have been keeping an eye on her because she had been very friendly with the male bird.
I wasn't planning on having any baby birds.
I have just put a shoe box with some tissues in the bottom of the cage (sorry just tell me if this is stupid. I'm not really sure what to do.
  #8  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:15 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,713
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

How long has she been like this?

It's important you keep a close eye on her to watch for egg binding or prolapse. I'd move her into a separate cage if it were me and make sure you have an Avian Vet located in case she needs to be seen by one quickly.

It's always best to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.

Please take the shoe box and tissue out of the cage.

If you want to allow her to lay a full clutch, she needs a proper nestbox with a concave bottom and you are going to have to do a crash course with extensive research on how to properly breed budgies. You can not keep both females in the same cage at this time. If you choose to add a nestbox, then the eggnant female and the male need to be in the cage together and the other female separated.

As you are unprepared, I strongly recommend you dispose of the egg and discourage breeding. When the egg comes, throw it out right away, rearrange the cage, limit her daylight hours and reduce the protein in her diet.

When We Don't Want Eggs! - Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-dangers.html

Are You Ready To Breed Your Budgies? - Talk Budgies Forums

What Is Breeding Condition? - Talk Budgies Forums

A Budgie Breeding Diet - Talk Budgies Forums

When We Don't Want Eggs! - Talk Budgies Forums

An Egg Bound Budgie - Talk Budgies Forums

Are Your Eggs Fertile? - Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...treatment.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...ox-safely.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-what-do.html

Budgie Hand Feeding And Weaning Guide - Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...gs-safely.html

Decisions about Breeding Related Birds - Talk Budgies Forums

Budgie Breeding: Must-Read Useful Threads - Talk Budgies Forums



__________________


Last edited by FaeryBee; 10-28-2015 at 10:26 PM.
  #9  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:21 PM
Teriosullivan (Teri)
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Teriosullivan is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 5
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 46
Rep Power: 6
Teriosullivan is on a distinguished road
Default

I can get a spare cage from my mother in law. Should I put the male in with her as he seems to be trying to look after her.
I don't know the symptoms of binding or prolapse. I can say I would be a complete newbie to budge breeding.
  #10  
Old 10-28-2015, 10:28 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,713
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yes, separate the other female and leave the eggnant female and the male together.

Please read my last post carefully and review the information in the links.
__________________

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.