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Old 08-04-2016, 04:01 PM
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Maybe he's self conscious of his singing voice, so he doesn't do it in front of me . I'm curious about this behavior though. I've had 2 other male budgies before, and they both warbled and sang often. Chip is not sick, he's nearly 4 months old, and for sure male. He only chirps and never sings, and has a distinctively different voice from Mink and other budgies I've heard.

Any one else have a male budgie who doesn't sing? Even Mink my female has begun to warble a little and "sing" lately, although at very low volume when she does it.

Do some males not develop their singing voice until they're a bit older? Also, like Mink, do you have females who sing?

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It's not unusual for a young budgie to not go all out on full singing mode, some can become more vocal later on as they reach maturity.
Personality plays a very important role here.
Budgies who are more shy will also not be so inclined to sing that much, but still they will do so when they feel like it.
Female budgies can certainly carry a tune and can even compete with the males when it comes to singing. All 3 of my current females are very good singers.
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I sometimes find it hard to tell who is making what noise.

Sage can be a very quiet girl, but she can also make a lot of noise. Star used to have a distinctive chirp but she seems to have either stopped making any noise or her chirp has changed its sound to a more 'normal'.

I think all my boys have a little sing at some point during the day, even newbie Stan- he loves to have a good chirp. But maybe mine are encouraged by the others being there?
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It's not unusual for a young budgie to not go all out on full singing mode, some can become more vocal later on as they reach maturity.
Personality plays a very important role here.
Budgies who are more shy will also not be so inclined to sing that much, but still they will do so when they feel like it.
Female budgies can certainly carry a tune and can even compete with the males when it comes to singing. All 3 of my current females are very good singers.
Thank you Ana. It will be interesting to see if Chip does become more vocal upon maturity. Maybe he's shy? As he got more used to my home, he got more wild and resistant to being touched anymore. He's pretty skittish and wary of me now, whereas Mink has retained much of her tameness from being handfed.


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I sometimes find it hard to tell who is making what noise.

Sage can be a very quiet girl, but she can also make a lot of noise. Star used to have a distinctive chirp but she seems to have either stopped making any noise or her chirp has changed its sound to a more 'normal'.

I think all my boys have a little sing at some point during the day, even newbie Stan- he loves to have a good chirp. But maybe mine are encouraged by the others being there?
Hm, that's interesting that Star's voice either changed or she has become quiet . I wonder if she used to sound like Chip? Chip sounds like a little cricket he doesn't even sound like a budgie. If you heard him without seeing him, you'd think you were hearing a different species. I also think with your flock, it must tend to make everyone more vocal.
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hmm for awhile my Gracie was just chirping,but over the past month.her singing skills developed drastically.I agree with our friends here as well.hopefully your budgie will pick a tune and start singing up a storm lol.Blessings and keep us posted.
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So Chip needs to go for singing lessons hee hee I noticed that Houdini doesnt sing when hes with Elsa but put them in two seperate rooms snd they are both singing but Houdini big time is hitting those notes. I read once that birds dont reslly sing but that they use their vocals to communicate their avsilability and to entice a mate or call a mate or lay claim to a territory so maybe Chip is just happy with his lovely wife Mink and doesnt need to be overly vocal
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