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TweetieBird 12-24-2016 09:32 PM

Head Bobbing
My budgie has been bobbing its head a lot, and by A LOT I mean every minute. I read in other places that it is a good sign of friendship and could be humorous, but I don't think this s the case with my bird Tweety (Female). Tweety has also been very sad looking and slouching. It doesn't chirp and sits alone. (We have 3 Other Birds). Is this just a bad habit or should I be worried about a disease or Illness?

FaeryBee 12-24-2016 09:54 PM

Head bobbing is a normal budgie behavior.
You can try taking a video of your budgie to post on the forum so we can observe what you are seeing.

However, if you are concerned your bird is ill, then you need to take it to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis.

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 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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