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  1. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi, I got a new female budgie today, she's less than 4 months old not sure about her exact age. Earlier today she was acting fine, on our ride home, I noticed that her droppings inside her travel box were yellow-ish and with a very mushy texture. I put her in her cage and she was fine. This...
  2. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I need some help with my budgie, Tony. In the past two days he has lost his primary flight feathers n both wings! He can barely fly now and keeps crashing into furniture and falling to the floor. Now I assumed moulting might be the cause but he has only lost...
  3. Your Budgie's Health
    Hey everybirdy! I haven't made a thread in a while, but I have been paying attention to the forums, don't worry <3 I have a problem with my little girl, Darwin. The last month I've noticed that I can see her down (white fluffy) feathers around her crop. No outside feathers. At the time, she...
  4. General Budgie Talk
    Not sure where to post this so I'll just ask here. I've always wondered what the blue/purple feathers signify on a budgie's cheek. They usually sit just above the black spots. Does it have something to do with their UV vision? Thanks
  5. Introductions
    Hi ! This is my first ever post on here so please bare with me if I end up doing anything wrong ! These are pictures of Tiki. My name is Steph and I currently have 2 budgies. One is called Tiki, he is a year old and we have had him from a baby. My other is called Moon, he is new to our...
  6. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello, I came here so I could possibly get some help, I am worried about my lovely male budgie, Kiwi. -Background Info- He will have his 1st birthday in 2 weeks. We got him from a breeder and we tamed him ourselves. We go on holiday every summer. It is a 3 day drive so we do not think its...
  7. Your Budgie's Health
    Hi My budgie has a blood and very loose feathers right at the tip of his wing...a couple of the feathers can appear to be at 90° at times and looks like its causing him some bother. Is this something I can sort myself by pulling the loose and blood covered feathers off or am I gonna have to...
  8. Your Budgie's Health
    My budgie Sammy, keeps plucking at his feathers and it's starting to look really bad or should I say it already does. I'm not really sure why he's doing it and I am not sure if it's just an irritation thing etc or if he needs the attention of an Avian vet. Before he started really going at his...
  9. Your Budgie's Health
    Hello from Madrid, where I'm stuck at home with the flu! :( Not wanting to neglect Sammy, I let him out to fly a bit. Well, he just had a surreal interaction with our throw pillows! He got a nail stuck in the fabric while crawling and started trying to fly. I immediately picked him and the...
  10. Mutations and Genetics
    This is Wallace! He thinks I'm weird because I keep tilting the camera in different directions to try and get a picture of what I'm talking about: From what I've read, the body color isn't supposed to be present on the head or wing markings, but I noticed that as he's molting all the new...
  11. Mutations and Genetics
    I was wondering if it was them trying to build a nest or not. (But I have a small hide away for them in case, they don't use it though, at all, I don't know why for that either) What they do is go to the bottom of the cage, grab old feathers and take them up the cage, then do something and drop...
  12. Your Budgie's Health
    How do you recognize a healthy bird? The health of birds is something I really like to investigate, and I love learning more about health every day. Birds have a really complicated body, and especially budgies and other small birds. Illnesses are most of the time not shown because of their...
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