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Recently my (we think) male budgie, Bart , has been acting oddly lately. He is approxomatly 3 years old and he has been found sitting in his food bowl in the nights and mornings. He acts normal and flies around for the rest of the day, but this behaviors has us concerned. Also, lately Bart's droppings have been rather large and longer unlike his normal round droppings. Please post back and tell me what is going on and rather my budgie is ill.

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Can you show us a clear close up, in focus, pic of Bart's face, this sounds like female behavior to me and the big poops may indicate she is getting ready to lay an egg... The picture will help determine if this is the case or not.
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Does your Bart's vent area look more swollen? The fact that "he" has very large poops and is nesting on the food bowl makes me believe "he" is a female and very soon you will have an egg to prove it.

You can easily check Bart's gender by looking at the colour of the cere (cere is the upper part of the beak where the nostrils are located)
Females in condition will have a tan to dark brown coloured cere (cere will have a creamy white colour when not in breeding condition).
Males will have royal blue ceres. In certain mutations the cere will be pinkish coloured.
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Any time you notice a change in your bird and have concerns you should be taking this bird to an avian vet. That way your bird will be more comfortable and so will you.
He may not feel good and suffering which is something you do not want.
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I just checked, and Bart's vent area does not appear swollen only the feathers look poofy, but the thing is, his/her cere is very bluish. So I don't know, please post if you have advice!

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Bart is definitely a male budgie, so no eggs from him!
It is strange, however that he stays in the food bowl for long periods of time.
If his activity levels are low and you notice a decrease in his appetite, then it is best to have him checked by a vet so that he is properly diagnosed and treated.
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Thanks for the Help, but are his large poops anything that needs to be looked into?

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His dropping doesn't look large to me, that one poop is just not formed in the more normal round shape.
You can ask the vet to test the droppings too.
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Ok well it is defiantly a boy, the poop does look weird, I guess a vet visit is in order to rule out anything bad going on, good luck and let us know what the vet says.
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Thanks so much for the help and advice! Bart and I thank you!

Ok I will! Bart and I thank you for your help!

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