My new parakeet, Greyjoy, has been sleeping the later half of the day away. I have only had him a week so I don't know what's "normal" for him. He is still eating, and I changed his cage liner today so I know his freshest droppings look fine.
I went through a few thoughts on the long nap and came up with three possibilities.
1) I over did the trainning session and wore the poor birdie out. Cue Fid mom guilt.
2) The house was just quieter than usual with the toddler away for the day and he took advantage.
3) He is molting.
I think the 3rd option is the most likely but I would love you all to reassure a first time Parakeet mom.
I am just worrying over here.
Aside from his age, and generally expecting molting to happen soon, I also think that's likely because he has been scratching his head a lot. Either on the perch or, through some serious budgie gymnastics, with his foot.
Still, I defer to experience here. Reassure me please. Or not, if I should be worried. Is there anything else I need to look out for with a tired itchy baby budgie?