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Hello, I have taken a video of the sound but sadly I’m unable to attach it.

My five year old budgie Skyla has long taken to tweeting but as of a few days ago, she makes a noticeable squeaking rasping sound similar to a guinea pig!

She appears fine in herself and feathers and is still eating and drinking normally but it is concerning, so I was wondering if anyone else has had experience of this?

Kind regards, Ryan

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Hi Ryan and :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Is there anyway she heard this noise and is mimicking it?
Are you able to hold her?
If so, hold her up to your ear and see if there is clicking noise as she breathes.
A clicking noise as she breathes means she may have a respiratory infection and you should take her to an Avian Vet for a check-up.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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Hi Ryan and :welcome: to the forums!

You've been given great advice above :) It could be that she is imitating a new sound, or she could have a breathing difficulty. Taking her to an avian vet is the best course of action if you have any doubts :D

We hope to meet your budgie when you get the chance!

Additionally, be sure to check out the links provided above to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Cheers :wave:
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