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Hi guys. I have a 12 week old budgie boy. Hes doing great with hand training chattering away eating and drinking. However when he goes for a fly around the room when he settles say on the top of the cage he begins to breath heavily. As if it was like a human with Asthma. His beak only slightly opens but it is tiny sharp breaths. Should I be worried or is this normal for a budgie?

Thank you for any advice or help.

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Emma and baby Eric
 

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Hi Emma and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

Your baby Eric is only 12 weeks old so he hasn't had much practice in flying yet. :) Flying takes a lot of energy and he will be building his strength and stamina over time. Ensuring baby Eric receives a healthy diet will be instrumental.
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I wouldn't be overly concerned about Eric panting after flying at this point. My budgies sometimes breathe heavily after they fly around too. ;)

You didn't indicate how long you've had your new budgie boy.
Did you have a wellness check for him with an Avian Vet?
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Unless Eric is displaying other symptoms of distress or sickness such as sitting fluffed up, not eating, sleeping more and looking generally sad or having wet runny poop or a green colour to it I tend to agree with FaeryBee he is merely building up his stamina. :budgie:
 

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for the information, I have only had Eric for 6 weeks, hes doing well with eating and water so I was just unsure of the breathing after flight.
I did before deciding I was going to get a budgie sit and read through alot of the nutrition advice etc which I found very helpful.
Its made me know I can be the best budgie mam that Eric needs. I had budgies when I was a kid but never one of my own until now.

He had a initial check up when I first got him and everything was okay according to the vet.

Again thank you guys for coming on and easing my mind!
I am enjoying reading through posts with great information

Kind Regards,
Emma :) and Baby Eric :budgie:

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Welcome to talk budgies Emma and baby Eric....he is a beaut....:love:
 
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