Hey guys! I just bought my budgie today at an exotic and reputable pet shop! iHeartPieds claims she is a girl, and she is unnamed. Here is how she has been acting:
When we first brought her home she stayed on one low perch.
I left for about half and hour and she was on the bottom of the cage, and then I left and came back to see her on the same perch again.
She has been very quiet but has made a noise when she saw my dog (I forgot to block the door off but it is blocked now.), similar to a screech, I think she was just startled.
I have been watching her and when me, my mom, and my sister were sitting in the room, I briefly saw her trying to grasp her shredding kabob! She did it again but then stopped.
I looked up close to her and I saw that she was opening and closing her mouth a little bit, repeatedly. No sound was coming out and I read a little about that. It seems like she just likes doing that.
I try to leave her alone, but I have came in and checked on her, and she seems to be doing fine.
I noticed that when I talk to her or read to her she is closing her eyes and slightly swaying.
She has also preened and scratched in front of me!
So, I think this is going pretty well. I can't wait to start taming in a couple weeks! She is hand-tamed so I bet it will be a little easier.
Could anyone tell me if these signs are good, bad, or normal?
Also, please give some name ideas!