02-02-2017, 06:12 PM
The typical signs of illness are a steep decrease of energy throughout the day.
The budgie will be overall more sleepy, the eyes will lose their vibrancy, their shine and will look smaller in size. The feathers will be more puffed too, there will be a decrease in appetite as well as in singing. Changes in the droppings can also be associated will illness.
The fact that your budgie closes the eyes when you do so means that you are connecting with your budgie and he is more in tune to your body language and as a result, your budgie mimics the eye blinking.
The same applies when you talk to them and they chirp back at you, it's perfectly normal and a good sign that you are bonding with your budgies. The taming process is never ending, it's something that must be maintained by the daily interactions we have with our budgies.
You can start with the training sessions by taking in account the safe boundaries set by your budgie and only proceeding at his pace.
Be sure to check the detailed information at the stickies at the Taming and Bonding section.
The stretching of the legs when they see you means that upon your arrival, they know something good or exciting is about to happen and it's time for them to be alert and ready for a potential playful activity.
You can see that as a greeting if you want to.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 02-02-2017 at 06:19 PM.