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Old 05-21-2016, 12:01 PM
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My budgie bops his head while shirping, is that OK?



Another question, My budgie developed some black dots on his head



is it normal?


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Old 05-21-2016, 12:44 PM
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If by "boppin" you mean head bobbing as in a successive upward and downward movement of the head while chirping happily and excitedly, then that's perfectly normal.

About those black dots, they are in fact pin feathers who are in the process of opening up so the feathers on the head/forehead come out from the pins.
This is also part of the normal process of a moult.
And your budgie is a female, she is currently displaying the brown coloured cere indicating she's in breeding condition.
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Yes, thanks. I brought her home last week and yeah I have two budgies and I'm trying to introduce them to eachother.


So she starting to moult?

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greetings I agree with aluz as well.a normal thing budgies do when they're all excited and playful.sometimes they'll bop there heads up and down to music lol.Blessings and thanks for sharing the photo
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greetings I agree with aluz as well.a normal thing budgies do when they're all excited and playful.sometimes they'll bop there heads up and down to music lol.Blessings and thanks for sharing the photo
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Do you know about quarantine? The new bird should be in quarantine for 30-45 days before being introduced to the others. Birds hide illness and disease very well. This is the best practice to make sure your other birds do not get sick if the new bird is infected by illness.

Just mentioning it. I would hate to hear about something happening.

Also, proper introductions should be arranged when the time is right. Mutual turf, common ground. I know others can post the links on these things. I do not have them handy but there are many threads that speak to these things on the forums here Good luck! All sounds perfectly normal to me with the behaviors.
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Do you know about quarantine? The new bird should be in quarantine for 30-45 days before being introduced to the others. Birds hide illness and disease very well. This is the best practice to make sure your other birds do not get sick if the new bird is infected by illness.

Just mentioning it. I would hate to hear about something happening.

Also, proper introductions should be arranged when the time is right. Mutual turf, common ground. I know others can post the links on these things. I do not have them handy but there are many threads that speak to these things on the forums here Good luck! All sounds perfectly normal to me with the behaviors.
Yeah, I know that. I have the budgies in separate rooms and yeah they didn't see eachother yet.


Thank you for replying! I'm still confused, the dots on his head are a sign that he starting a moult?
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Yeah, I know that. I have the budgies in separate rooms and yeah they didn't see eachother yet.


Thank you for replying! I'm still confused, the dots on his head are a sign that he starting a moult?
Those dots are the new feathers, called pin feathers. I like to think of them like little flowers buds that are about to open up. So the feathers appear like pin heads at first, all closed down tight to the main shaft but will open up into beautiful new, full feathers
https://www.birdtricks.com/blog/what-is-a-pin-feather/

Great to hear you are practicing quarantine also, Good job!
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Yes, they are a sign that she is moulting.

Do please go back and re-read the previous message from aluz again. In that she explains what is happening to your budgie's feathers.


(Edit: And so has Shelly, just ! (Blame my retardedly slow internet )
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Those dots are the new feathers, called pin feathers. I like to think of them like little flowers buds that are about to open up. So the feathers appear like pin heads at first, all closed down tight to the main shaft but will open up into beautiful new, full feathers
https://www.birdtricks.com/blog/what-is-a-pin-feather/

Great to hear you are practicing quarantine also, Good job!
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Yes, they are a sign that she is moulting.

Do please go back and re-read the previous message from aluz again. In that she explains what is happening to your budgie's feathers.


(Edit: And so has Shelly, just ! (Blame my retardedly slow internet )
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