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Hello. I am unsure if my budgies are sick. Both of their tails seem to shake or Bob. I really don't know how to explain it. I can't see any other signs. They both eat. And chirp. And play with their toys. They puff up really fast then slim back down. Sometimes it looks like they yawn. Sorry im a new bird owner and just want to make sure if everything is okay.

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Welcome to the forums and the ever exciting world of budgie ownership!

How long have you had your budgies? If they have been recently acquired, then they may still be in the process of settling into their new home and getting used to you. Their breathing can get fast as you approach their cage, they may still be scared of you and that can translate into a slight tail bob.
You can cover the top and sides of the cage with a light blanket or cloth in order to make them feel more safe and comfortable. Turning the radio or TV on will also be helpful in the settling in process, budgies love background noise and respond quite well to it.

If you notice a decrease on their activity levels and singing (increased naps and constantly fluffed up feathers), a decrease on their appetite, then a vet appointment should be made.
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You've come to the right place to learn about budgies and their care and aluz has given you excellent advice.

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Welcome to the forums and the ever exciting world of budgie ownership!

How long have you had your budgies? If they have been recently acquired, then they may still be in the process of settling into their new home and getting used to you. Their breathing can get fast as you approach their cage, they may still be scared of you and that can translate into a slight tail bob.
You can cover the top and sides of the cage with a light blanket or cloth in order to make them feel more safe and comfortable. Turning the radio or TV on will also be helpful in the settling in process, budgies love background noise and respond quite well to it.

If you notice a decrease on their activity levels and singing (increased naps and constantly fluffed up feathers), a decrease on their appetite, then a vet appointment should be made.
I have had both of them for almost 2 weeks now. Even when I am not close to the cage I can see their tails bobbing up and down. I just hope nothing is wrong.
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You can book your budgies their first appointment at the vet's, this way they will be properly checked and it would put your mind at ease.
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I agree with aluz.

It is always 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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Hello and

Aluz and Deborah have given great advice When in doubt, the vet is always your safest bet as birds hide illnesses very well and therefore could be suffering without your knowing. If they turn out fine, your mind will be at ease and you'll know what to look for in case they are sick

Please keep us posted on their condition and let us know how it goes! Feel free to post some pictures of your birdies when you have the time, and don't forget to ask about whatever you're wondering about you as we're always happy to help
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