We can't fly but we can climb!
Got some pics of the cere.
We can't fly but we can climb!
Got some pics of the cere.
I'm not sure yet!Your baby looks to be about 6 to 8 weeks old in this picture. He is a simply precious little MALE budgie!!
He can't fly simply because he has not yet developed his wing muscles enough to do so.
Have you decided what you are going to name him? 💚💚
I am sorry for responding inaccurately. I watch certain videos on budgies and that is where i got that info. I will try to double check my responses next time to make sure it doesn’t happen again.The information given to you by 6055474 was not accurate.
Budgies often "tuck their heads" when they are sleeping. It is not a sign of illness and is quite normal behavior for budgies.
I strongly recommend you take into consideration whose posts you are reading before taking their advice to heart.
The Talk Budgies staff goes to great lengths to offer sound advice based on fact and research.
Staff members are: FaeryBee, Cody, StarlingWings and PoukieBear
Please use staff members information rather than that of members who may or may not have the knowledge and experience to be giving advice.
There are many things to take into consideration before getting another bird.
Do you really want another pet
1. If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.
Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
Quarantine your new bird!
Yes - Quarantine IS necessary
It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.
If there are no Avian Vets in your area, then finding an Exotic Pet Veterinarian who has experience in dealing with small birds is the next best option.
2. Introducing the new bird to the current bird
Introducing Two Budgies
3. Flock Dynamics
Differences and Dynamics in Flocks
Your Harmonious Flock
4. Where do you plan to get the new bird?
If the time comes when you decide to get your budgie a friend, I highly recommend considering getting a bird of the same gender from either a bird rescue organization or a shelter.
These budgies need a good, safe and loving forever home.
If you are unable to adopt a rescue bird, please be sure to read the following:
Why you should buy from a Reputable/Ethical Breeder rather than a Big Box Pet Store
5. Vet Expense and Housing
Do you have the time, finances, etc to devote to another bird?
Are you ready, willing and able to house the new budgie separately on a permanent basis if it does not get along with your current bird after quarantine?
Be Prepared for Veterinary Expense
6055474: It is best for you to leave responding to members' posts to the Talk Budgies Staff.I am sorry for responding inaccurately. I watch certain videos on budgies and that is where i got that info. I will try to double check my responses next time to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
His poop has changed since I found him yesterday. At first it was more solid and dark, then more runny and green after eating the sunflower seeds. He's on millet now, "Dr Harvey's Our Best Parakeet Food."He is so adorable, glad to see him climbing on the bars, shows he has some energy. I see he is color coordinated with his green ball, lol. Are his droppings solid his vent looks like it may be a bit soiled, maybe from some loose droppings.
Thank you so much! FaeryBee's advice has been invaluable. I wouldn't even have guessed he was a baby! Thank you for setting up this useful forum.Hi there and welcome to the forums!
It’s great to have you on the forums, and you’ve come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices.
Rocky (?) is an adorable little boy and I’m so glad you were able able to rescue him~
You’ve been given great advice and resources above by FaeryBee! Feel free to ask if you have any questions after reading through everything. It sounds like you’re doing all you can to make your little one comfortable!
Let us know things go~ I loved reading the updates and it seems he’s on the road to a very happy life!
wow! I'll see how we do... I couldn't get his attention off the green ball. I tried to show him the new toys but he fell asleep in my hand.I don't think babies mind as much, but just a heads up that adding that many new toys at once may freak them out once they're older. Happened to me and I didn't realise until after that I'd caused Chick to have sensory overload and be trapped in a cage with a bunch of new scary looking objects that she hadn't had time to figure out and explore at her own pace. She was old enough that she could do small little flights (without much confidence), but young enough that she mainly crawled everywhere, so I was able to put her in the cage and she couldn't properly let me know that she didn't want to go in. She would freak out in the cage and desperately try to crawl out and I was confused, then it finally clicked that it was the toys. I'd thought she was just trying to get to me. Once I'd emptied the cage out she was A-Okay going inside 😕
If I buy a new toy that they haven't seen before, I leave it outside the cage somewhere they can see, but far enough not to threaten them. Over the course of a week, I'll let them get a closer look, hold it in my hands for them to stare at from my shoulders, hold treats on it so they come on down and touch it. Budgies are weird, sometimes they'll get scared of a toy they've had for weeks, because I shuffled it out of the cage for a few days. I think it took two weeks for them to realise the rope perches weren't snakes, and about a week for them to not take flight in terror from the seagrass net.