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Old 08-25-2016, 10:38 PM
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Default Is purring a sign of contentment?

So, i've actually tried doing some online searching before I posted here but I didn't really find any credible sources. I did try finding articles about budgie sounds but purring wasn't really there. Its better to ask you guys since you many of you guys have more experiences with budgie behaviour and budgies in general.

I know at first it may sound a bit weird but Snowy actually purrs. It sounds like a cat purring. It's not a learned behaviour as I don't have a cat and I noticed her doing it for few months ago. I know budgies tend to grind their beaks or do soft singing when they are sleepy but Snowy actually purrs. It's pretty fascinating. Its actually very adorable but it took sometime for me to get it on camera. I only managed to get a few seconds of her doing it as she decided to be completely silent because she went to sleep. She won't do it when it's her bedtime. She only does it while napping which is around 1:30 - 2:30 AM. And, she ONLY does it when Limon is singing too. Which made recording this even harder

I personally think she does it when she's very happy. Is there anyone else who hears their budgies doing it while they are getting ready to sleep or nap? I have a link so those who are interested can have a better understanding of what i'm talking about. Make sure you listen carefully as we have a nosy Limon in the background.

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Old 08-25-2016, 10:41 PM
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Beak grinding. They do it when they are happy and/or about to have a nap. My two beak grind when I sing to them, hee hee
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Beak grinding. They do it when they are happy and/or about to have a nap. My two beak grind when I sing to them, hee hee
I don't really think Snowy is grinding her beak as I have seen her do that also.
When budgies grind their beak you can hear them making clicking noises. In the video you don't see Snowy moving her beak side by side...
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I wouldn't call that purring. It's more of a low chattering/mumbling thing they do as they are about to nap.
This is the typical low-toned and soft chirping budgies do to fall themselves asleep.
This isn't something exclusive to budgies, other species of pet birds will also softly "chatter" a bit in this fashion before taking a nap.
This type of singing is really sweet!
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yes my Budgie Budget does this, it is sort of like a soft BRR cooing sound. I love it. He always does it when happy and sitting close to my face snuggled up and sleepy.
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That's adorable - there's nothing like a beautiful sound of a content budgie to make us smile x
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