Hello, I have 2 male budgies (both around 9 months of age). I've had them for almost 2 months. They're wonderful. I have however noticed the one doing what is happening in the video (see below). Note the video isn't mine and those birds aren't mine. I have seen it happen around 4 or 5 times in the 2 months I've had them so it isn't very much at all. Each time, he has been sat by the food bowl or eating seed. The other one comes over to him and seems concerned and stays close to him until it is over. It doesn't seem to last any longer than a minute each time and he just goes back to his normal self. He does seem quite panicked/uncomfortable while it happens though and it is I would say, more high pitched than the bird in the video (I heard it from the other room when it last happened yesterday). As he isn't actually sick, both are eating and drinking and are their active and happy, chatty selves, I don't see the need in stressing them over a visit to the vet (plus the vet can't see it actually happening so it isn't much use - it's over by the time I get my camera!). I just thought I'd join here and see if anyone can give some ideas as to whether this would be choking and maybe something that needs looking at if it is ongoing (though what can you do if a bird is choking? How can I slow him down while eating if he's just a bit greedy? Not much I can do, right?), or it's nothing to worry about? I have only ever seen it happen to him, never my other bird. Thanks!
(again, this isn't my video/my birds - I found it through a Google search)