Can you post a picture of him, where are you located?
Wow! A girl? That’s so cool? How can you tell? I just know the basic ‘blue is male, pink/brown is female’ cere thing. But I know for some mutations it can differ. Peetrie is a bit lazy so that might be the reason he...she seems overweight. But it might also just be because its nighttime and she‘s getting ready for bed. Unfortunately we don’t have a scale, they omly Have basic pet shops here where I live and they don’t sell miniature scales, only regulars. But I’m planning on getting one for birds online, along with a lot of other bird things. Her main diet is seeds at the moment. I know that’s bad. She being converted from seeds to chop. She has unfort been weaned onto seeds but right now she’s being converted to chop. She gets fresh broccoli daily, along with some other veggies and occasional fruit. Peetrie is actually probably the healthiest eater out of the bunch. She eats the most of the daily broccoli they get. Maybe it’s just because she eats a lot. I’ll also try to get her on some quality pellets, like, TOP’s. They don’t sell that here, and they don’t ship the pellets outside of the USA. So I’ll have to get a good brand elsewhere. But my main focus is veggies. They also get a lot of sprouted seeds, which I think is good. Thanks for letting me know!Peetrie is a girl, I do not see anything above the cere that looks abnormal. She does look to be a bit heavy which could be the reason for the difficulty in flying and the labored breathing. Do you have a gram scale that you could use to weigh her? What is her main diet?
Thanks! I do separate them now. They sleep in separate cages, too. They’re out the entire day but at night, Peetrie sleeps with this cockatiel she adores. She’s her age, too. They grew up together, and I think Peetrie thinks she’s a cockatiel😂😂I’ll read that about the harnesses. I’m so sorry, I didn’t know that they shouldn’t be used on budgies. According to the research I did, harnesse work on budgies if the budgie is comfortable with it. But i appreciate you telling me that I shouldn’t use it. I’ll definitely look up on that. Thanks!Hormones can definitely cause a change in behavior but if you see her being bullied by another bird you have to step in and separate them . We do not condone the use of harnesses or flight suits for budgies, please read this Say NO to Harnesses and/or Flight Suits
Thank you! Like I told Cody, I honestly thought that if you have the correct size and good quality harness, and the budgie feels comfortable with it, then you’re okay. But I’ll for sure read up on that. Thank you!Never ever use an avian harness on a budgie.
Additionally, budgies should never be outdoors unless they are securely locked in a cage and under supervision the entire time.