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Hello, i hav owned 2 budgies and 2 ringnecks before, yesterday i bought a new female budgie as my old one passed away, the new budgie has shown abnormal bhaviour ie: as soon as i put her into the cage, she seemed not at all afraid , she just started to munch on the corriander and went to the seeds, after abut 15 mins she was a bit fluffed, which i am confused about. She seems to be not affected by the environment change. My male was eager to meet her so i introduced him into the cage at first he did what she did and then sat beside her a bit away. What should i do/ is this some disease? currently she is sleeping whithout a worry with her head tucked on her back. And should i keep them seperate for now?
 

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Your new budgie should be placed in a separate cage in a different room from your male.

Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed for a period of 30-45 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.

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.

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There is no way for us to know if your new budgie is ill or if she is just relaxed. Putting her into quarantine for the recommended period of time is advisable.

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I agree with the quarantine. My new budgie showed a sickness at 3w3d of taking him home. I didn't quarantine and have to hope my little guy doesn't get it.
 

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Hi there
I hope all is good today. I know that many new bird owners really have no idea about quarintine and how important it is. I have in the past myself not understood or been as careful as I should have.
I hope that you can, if not already, ratify this and have a separate cage for your new little one.
It does sound like she has settled quite well though, which your are right is a surprise but maybe this bird is a bit older and adaptable.
Do check out the super advice on the stickies here which give loads of good advice, but as I have learnt ever bird is different and it is us who need to adapt xx
 

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The usual behaviour when bringing home a new budgie is to act very scared and not d much. But as always there is the exception to the rule. How often has the hen ben handled, did she come from an aviary situation or pet store?
Quarantining is very important for a number of reasons as you have heard. I hope all is well looking forward to seeing some pictures soon.:blue throat:
 

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

You're been given great advice so far on your new little budgie. Budgies exhibit different behaviours when they're settling in, as mentioned, so it is hard to attribute his behaviour to one particular thing. Of course, if you're ever in doubt or he seems to be exhibiting characteristics of a sick budgie, an avian vet visit helps to clear up any concerns :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the links provided by FaeryBee as they will be helpful in staying updated on the very best of budgie care :D

Hope to see you around, and best wishes! :wave:
 

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She has now started to dwell at the bottom of the cage and sleeps a little fluffed wakes up drinks water eats like a monster and sleeps , the wierd thing is that in the morning when i take the cage is put in open in the gallery , she seems to be playfull and shows no fluffing up and perches on the top. But her being on the bottom has concerned me enough and its time for a visit to the vet. As for quarantine i will have to buy a new cage. Thx for the help , it was very usefull. Also reading through forums i saw something about malnutrition and was advised to mix little bit of powderd milk which i hav done.
 

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Alright, finally a sigh of relief... i just came back from the vet, he said she is ok, the problem was the sudden temperature change, i live here in the UAE which is very hot, the sudden transition from the hotter temp of the shop to the cool temperature of my house appears to have made her feel sick. Also i have bought a new cage and she is currently in isolation in a warmer area. And he said she was about 4-5 months old. I will keep updating untill she is well.:)
 

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I'm glad the vet said she was just fine ;)

Was it an Avian vet you saw?

It's good to hear you'll be doing quarantine as well, and I hope as she gets used to her new home she feels better!
 

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Congratulations on getting a new naby budgie...So glad to hear your new budgie has got a clear bill of health from the vet. I had always thought budgies were pretty resilient to temp changes but there you go I have learned something new. Im glad you are enforcing the quarrentine rule too as its always best to be safe rather than sorry. As to your budgies behaviour not being normal, well budgies are individual characters too and though the norm is that they are afraid and take some time yo settle in there are some budgies who seem to adapt really well and settle in from the get go...my Elsa was one of those and even moreso Houdini not only settled into his cage but got into my shopping bag and stole a budgie honey stick bar on his first few hours in my home, so really it depends on the budgie and their character as they are all individuals. Popeye and Olive on the other hand (my other two budgies) took forever to settle into their cage ...in fact as I type they are still settling in and they have been here a few weeks now so it really depends on the character of your budgie but the norm is that they are scared and frightened at first in a new place with new people and of course a new cage for a home. Hope you enjoy your new budgie for many long years to come :)
 
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