Hi there! Three days ago my i got two young budgies as pets. I did a lot of research and they seem to be doing perfectly fine! They are eating, perching, chattering away with each other. I put on some music which they really seem to like and I talk to them a lot.
One of my budgies, Kiwi, seems to display some odd behaviour. Whenever he is eating from the millet string on the bottom of the cage, he lies down on his side. When I talk to him he just gets up again. He is perching with no problems, and he only does this when he is eating millet. Not with his normal seeds. So it doesn't seem that there is something wrong with his feet.
Since I don't think this is a health related issue (I guess he might just be lazy, kind of like us when we lie on the couch eating a snack :001_tongue
I posted it here, but feel free to tell me if I posted it in the wrong sub.
Anyways, has anyone ever seen this behaviour? Is it something I should be concerned about?
I also have a pet pigeon, and I know he just lies on his side when he's relaxing in the sun. But I couldn't find anything about budgies doing this!
I added pictures below, but I can't get them to work with the code, so I'll just add the links!
I snapped a quick video of it, you can watch it here: [nomedia="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTZpUFGPNTI"]Budgie eating on his side - YouTube[/nomedia]