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yes he only sleeps like this... other time he is normal.... but as a bird he's not ] eating at all

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How long has he not eaten? The cage the birds are in in the picture is dirty and in poor condition and the items being used as perches are not good. The cage bars are bent and in addition to being dirty it looks as if there may be some rust on the bars, birds will frequently chew on their cage bars and the condition that this cage is in is a threat to their health. For the birds to have the best life possible and to thrive they need to be provided with an optimal environment, please review this article that addresses the subject. Essentials to a Great Cage

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Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

How long have you had these budgies?

The budgie's head may be too heavy for her to easily hold it up when she is resting.
This is one of the problems that occur when people try to breed budgies to make them larger than they should be.
This budgie should never be bred. She would pass on undesirable genetic traits to any offspring.

A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
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The cage you have looks to have rust on it, is much too small and needs to be replaced.
Rust can easily lead to heavy metal poisoning.

Lead and Zinc Toxicosis

I recommend you remove the perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
Pressure Sores

The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches.
Additionally, I see no swings or toys in the birds' cage to enrich their mental and physical well-being.

Essentials for a Great Cage

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.


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Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense

Avian First Aid

Quarantine IS Necessary!

Cage sizes.

Resource Directory

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Hi there and welcome to the forums~

You've gotten great advice and resources above from FaeryBee. Please be sure to read through all the links and other information provided to ensure you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around, and please keep us posted on how things go!

Cheers 👋
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