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My male budgie has been laying on his seed for over 24 hours. He's around six years old and lives in a cage on his own. He doesn't seem to be eating , just laying on his seed dish.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forums,

Budgies hide illnesses until they are too ill to hide them as a survival mechanism. It is a very bad sign if he is just laying in one place without moving. As the other staff have said above, I hope you got him to a vet as soon as you could. How is he doing now?

We look forward to updates on him!

Meanwhile, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through the links provided above to ensure you're up to date on everything! If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Best wishes! 👋
 
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