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  1. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello, My Budgie has some redness under his left eyelid that I noticed yesterday evening. However, he has been acting normally since then and doesn't seem bothered at all, which has confused me. I was just wondering what this could be or what could have caused this. A note, he has been...
  2. Your Budgie's Health
    Hello all!! My Budgie Miko is 3 years old, male and he lives with female badgie. Last 2 days he act strange. He was always opsessed with his female friend but lately when i enter the room he start to chirp like when is hungry. And i that moment i go to check the food container and i see there is...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi Everyone! I recently learned about the danger of fatty liver disease in budgies, so I'm looking to improve the diet of my birds. Currently, they eat "premium" seed bought from the local pet shop, millet spray, and Kracker budgie sticks, as well as vegetables every couple of days. Correct...
  4. Your Budgie's Health
    Hello all, So one of our budgies always has a bad time with molts. We can generally tell when he is going to start molting, because he will start to sleep a lot more and be generally less active. We put it down to his age (6+ years from what we know). About a week ago, our budgies had multiple...
  5. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi All, I have an 18 month old incredibly friendly happy little girl named Frankie. I have a very sad story to tell and to see if anyone else has experienced the same trauma.... We have always been very careful and cautious with Hazards around Frankie as she is part of our little family and...
  6. Your Budgie's Health
    Hi, I have three budgies who live in their flight cage in the master bathroom. There is a separate compartment for the toilet with a closed door at all times. There are two big windows to let in natural light during the day and their cage gets covered during the night. There is no use of...
  7. Your Budgie's Health
    Hello, i'm a new budgie owner and my young budgie is making motions that either resemble gagging or regurgitating. I would like to know if this is normal behavior; or something I may need to get checked out. Thanks. Video bellow https://streamable.com/19hse
  8. General Budgie Talk
    Just an update from last post over a month ago. I found Sweetie through an online advert stating 'female budgie, no room space or time for her'. Immediately i contacted the poster. (when she first came home) She had been kept in deplorable conditions. She was underweight, her wings and...
  9. Your Budgie's Health
    I want to purchase some UV lighting for my babies, but the only UV lamps available in my area are for reptiles. Would this be ok for the birds, or does it have to be a specifically avian lamp? I did ask the woman at the pet store and she said it should be fine, so I purchased the lamp but.... In...
  10. Your Budgie's Health
    In 2 1/2 months I am going to be going on a year long road trip around the country, every month I will be staying in a new place. I have had my parakeet for a year now and I really don't want to have to part with her, because I love her so much. Although I know it would be best to get rid of her...
  11. Follow-up Center
    Hi All, I'm new here - I've found the advice on the forums very useful in the past but have just registered. One of my birds (female) has been scratching around her eye area a lot and is now holding her eye closed. It seems like something is irritating it. I have seen a previous post on the...
  12. Your Budgie's Health
    Afternoon everyone! Today I was changing the water in Darwin's cage when I noticed the infamous red dot in the water.Not going to lie that I cursed to myself a few times because I thought I had finally got rid of these pests. Nope! I got Darwin of my mother, and she was being kept in the same...
  13. Diseases and Illnesses
    My 6 y.o. budgie, Miranda, has been making involuntary chimmering (a wheezy chirp/squeak) whenever she bends over or turns her head down. It's really clear when she's eating and preening. It's been happening for about a month but it seems to be getting worse. Does anyone know what this could be...
  14. Your Budgie's Health
    Hi! I'm very new here (Took me 10 minutes to figure out how to post on this and find the right thread) Anyways, I recently got two budgies from a friend of my dads'. He was busy with other things so he couldn't take care of them, so he gave them to my dad who brought them home! I looked up some...
  15. General Budgie Talk
    My bird Mishka recently lost his mate so I got him another companion who is only 10 weeks old. Now this new companion is eating, preening etc. BUT he sounds very sniffly, almost like he has water up his nose or something. He is constantly making a noise and as I said just sounds sniffly. There...
  16. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello budgie lovers! My dear Olivia, whom I adopted almost a year ago is sick. I don't understand what could have possibly happened. I have attached pictures of her poop. (You have been warned of grossness) I have separated her from her fellow mates and at the moment she is in the cage...
  17. Follow-up Center
    I left my budgie with my sister and her other two budgies because I was travelling a lot. Today she called to say he has been sleeping a lot and is not eating. also, he isnt chirping like he should. he is struggling to poop.we live in india, and finding an avian vet in town is not possible. we...
  18. Diseases and Illnesses
    This is my adorable baby, Olivia. When I got her she wasn't very healthy but now she has recovered well and is very active. She preens, and swings, chirps, flies, runs and chases my other budgies. However recently I have noticed that whenever she sleeps ON her cage, she lies down on her chest...
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