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Old 05-23-2016, 10:40 AM
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Levi was perching today as I was reading him a book and I noticed his tail sit very noticeablly to his right and that his right foot is alot more covered by his stomach, I also can notice his movement of breath when I talk to him. His poop did change back to a normal colour though so I am happy about that. I just want to make sure that tgese aren't majorly bad problems. Levi also looks at he bottom of his cage when I am trying to talk to him, I have heard him chirp a few times but I am hoping he will chirp more as he gets used to his new home and environment

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Each and every budgie is unique. What is "normal" for one may not be normal for another.

If you are concerned about Levi, the best thing to do is to take him to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie checkup.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
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To me, little Levi sounds just fine

All budgies have their own individual behaviours and quirks, as Deborah said. Soon you'll see his character come out even more as he settles into his new home!

You should only be concerned if he shows signs of being sick, such as consistently runny droppings (not just from stress), loss of appetite, or lethargy.

Hope to see more of your little one!
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Sounds like a leaning budgie to me. I have one of those too - almost definitely a comfort thing in my opinion. He is also on occasion a horizontal budgie, and pokes his tail through the bars so he can do it with no effort! As mentioned already, they are all different with different quirks - just like us really! But I agree that if he really doesn't seem right, an avian vet visit is always a good idea, if only for peace of mind.
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Hi it is perfectly normal to worry and not know what is to be expected . This is all part of the learning curve when you bring home a budgie. Being here is a great step in the right direction, your little budgie sounds completely normal to me however I always say if in doubt a quick visit to establish a connection with an avian vet is a plus any way you look at it. Good luck and looking forward to hearing and seeing your budgie soon.
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