New little girl Eva - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk > New Budgie Arrivals


New Budgie Arrivals Introduce your new budgie here

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-13-2017, 03:22 PM
S1m0n's Avatar
S1m0n (Simon)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:S1m0n is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 273
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 47
Rep Power: 9
S1m0n is on a distinguished road
Default New little girl Eva

Hi everyone,
I have a new little girl dark green she arrived Monday afternoon.
She has settled pretty well except for one thing, she is eating very little. She has been quite active and preening etc hand tame almost immediately much to my surprise. I'm just worried as the only food I've seen her eat is a tiny amount as she passes her dish. Today is the second full day with us, should I be worried?

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-13-2017, 05:32 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,676
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

No, there is no need for you to worry.
When a budgie goes into a new environment it is often very stressed.

You are better off not trying to handle her for a minimum of two weeks.
Budgies are often submissive when you first get them simply because they are terrified.

Cover the top and three sides of her cage, play music for her and give her time to settle in.

To bond with your budgie, you need to build her trust in you.
She will have to learn over time that you will not hurt her, grab her and try to force her to allow you to hold her.

To build your budgieís trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch her.
Let her get used to the idea that the hand is now in her safe place and not harming her.

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If she becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until she calms down. When she's comfortable with your hand near her, you can offer her a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.
__________________

  #3  
Old 09-13-2017, 06:21 PM
S1m0n's Avatar
S1m0n (Simon)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:S1m0n is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 273
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 47
Rep Power: 9
S1m0n is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes I did not actually intend to handle her it just happend for some reason she just jumped on when my hand was in the cage and she ended up just sitting there preening herself, maybe however I should try avoid that happening then for a while? I'm just really worried about the lack of food I really hope she will eat properly soon. I'll try covering the three sides of the cage then tomorrow see if that helps. She doesn't seem to like us both leaving the room when we do she tweets loudly until we return or could I be miss reading that?
Many thanks for advice it's much appreciated!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-13-2017, 07:40 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,676
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default



Budgies can be sneaky in their eating and drinking and will often do so when you aren't around until they feel more comfortable.

If you see poop in the cage then Eve is actually eating when you aren't looking.

If Eve jumped on your hand of her own accord (e.g. you weren't actually attempting to get her to come onto your hand) then that was/is fine.
Eve may simply be a much more social budgie than others may already feel comfortable around you.

If you simply put your hand in her cage and hold it still and she comes to you, then you can definitely allow that.

Try to play music for her (or turn on the TV) when you aren't in the room with her.
If Eve is chirping when you leave the room, she is already flock calling you.
However, remember that if you respond to her when she chirps for you then you are showing Eve that when she makes noise you'll come back.

You'll want to ensure Eve has periods of time by herself so she can learn to entertain herself when you are not around.
Otherwise, when you don't come when she calls you she'll just persistently get louder until she gets her way.
(She's already working on "training" you!)
__________________

  #5  
Old 09-13-2017, 09:22 PM
iHeartPieds's Avatar
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:iHeartPieds is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 769
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 500
Rep Power: 4
iHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Eva sounds like a super sweet budgie. Would love to see some pictures of her.
  #6  
Old 09-13-2017, 11:40 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,535
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Congrats on your new little one! Yes, it's just that she needs more time to settle in, I think.

I can't wait to meet her, she sounds like a sweetheart!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #7  
Old 09-14-2017, 03:48 AM
S1m0n's Avatar
S1m0n (Simon)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:S1m0n is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 273
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 47
Rep Power: 9
S1m0n is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks everyone,
She has done a few mostly urate poos over night so I'd definitely say not enough to eat. She tried to poo and squeeked just now.
There is a treat stick next to the perch she sits on most a food bowl on the bottom and the main feed dish and water one end the cage.
I've covered the food end of the cage and one side of the cage is by a wall. She is busy preening right now.
I just don't know what else to try this is the third day isn't the lack of food getting pretty serious?
  #8  
Old 09-14-2017, 12:22 PM
JRS's Avatar
JRS (Julia)
Exceptional Service Award August 2017
State:
 
Profile:JRS is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 1,096
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2282
Rep Power: 7
JRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond reputeJRS has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Is she very young? Could she perhaps not be fully weaned?

Try hanging a section of millet beside her favourite perch.
If she eats that, then add a few balls of millet to the top of her food bowls.
__________________
  #9  
Old 09-14-2017, 12:32 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,676
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

How old is this budgie?
If it is 8 weeks old or less then the chances are it is not fully weaned and/or has regressed.

Did you get the budgie from a breeder or a pet-store?

You need to begin giving the bird supplemental feedings right away.
Get hand feeding formula and use a bent spoon to offer the correct temperature mixture to Eve.

https://www.cutelittlebirdiesaviary.c...d-feeding.html

https://www.cutelittlebirdiesaviary.c...ing-guide.html

Additionally, offer her spray millet, egg food and various vegetables to see if she is interested in any of them.

Have you had her in for an Avian Vet checkup? If not, it is important you do so.
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.

Please be sure to update us on little Eve's condition.
__________________

  #10  
Old 09-14-2017, 12:47 PM
S1m0n's Avatar
S1m0n (Simon)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:S1m0n is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 273
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 47
Rep Power: 9
S1m0n is on a distinguished road
Default Update

I believe she is 14 weeks. Thankfully today she has eaten several short meals. I have a feeling she was not keen on the food container as it had a back and sides although it was what they had in the Avery. Thankfully I had ordered a better stainless steel one which came this morning.
So I filled the new dish with food put it next to the perch she has been preferring. As I did this she sneaked out onto her outside playground stayed there a while had a fly around landed on the lampshade tweeting as if very pleased with herself stepped straight onto my hand stayed there a while ruffling her feathers wagging her tail etc then decided to go back in her cage and started eating. Since she has had several short feeds so things are looking better. Maybe coming out has helped her realise she is not going to be always stuck in a cage. She didn't seem to like me coving part of the cage earlier she went quiet and was trying to see where we were.
She has been doing poops too they are a little watery green around them but I think that's probably down to the stress and not much food of the last few days.
I will take some photos soon so you can all see her. Oh I've also put some Rocket salad leafs in but so far no luck with that.
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.