my budgie's strange behaviour - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health


Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-22-2016, 03:27 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:lettucce is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
lettucce is on a distinguished road
Default my budgie's strange behaviour

I bought a female budgie a month ago. she is very energetic and loud.i read that the tail must not move up and down.she does this all the time and i thought it's not something strange.but it's the second day that she sits doing nothing,more like resting or sleeping with eyes open.sometimes she shouts-singing but in the same position.i am worried a lot. i think i will visit the vet.but i would aprecciate your opinion.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-22-2016, 03:53 AM
Therm's Avatar
Member of the Month January 2016

State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 17
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,995
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4382
Rep Power: 14
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

All budgies have a slight tail bob when resting. I think it's a great idea to go to a vet with your new bird to establish that she is healthy and ease any concerns.
Some birds are lower energy than others but as you have concerns an avian vet visit is for the best, imo. Good luck.
__________________

Last edited by Therm; 05-22-2016 at 04:28 AM.
  #3  
Old 05-22-2016, 04:19 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:lettucce is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
lettucce is on a distinguished road
Default

thank you very much
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-22-2016, 04:36 AM
Pretty boy's Avatar
Pretty boy (Cathy)
Veteran Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Pretty boy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 4
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Karridale, west australia
Posts: 12,513
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 8700
Rep Power: 29
Pretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hello, as has been suggested if you have any concerns regarding your birds health a vet visit is the way to go. However if you could post a short video for us to view we could also let you know if your budgie is displaying a tail bob or a simple balance bob.
__________________
  #5  
Old 05-22-2016, 06:17 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:lettucce is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
lettucce is on a distinguished road
Unhappy

i can't post a video i have. it says invalid....

https://www.easybytez.com/8n1g2k52fkas

i tried this....i think it opens.

Last edited by StarlingWings; 05-22-2016 at 02:10 PM. Reason: Merged posts
  #6  
Old 05-22-2016, 02:15 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile: StarlingWings is online now
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,555
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi there and to the forums!

Unfortunately, your video still did not upload properly.

However, I agree with Therm and Pretty boy that budgies tend to have a slight tail bob while resting, or also when they're chirping quietly to themselves. If this is all it is, there is nothing to worry about, whereas a more pronounced bob accompanied by a wheeze in breathing or lethargy should be looked at right away.

If you're unsure, I do agree completely that the best course of action is to take your little on to a qualified avian vet so they can help you to figure out the problem.

In the meantime, be sure to read through the budgie articles and "stickies" (posts stuck to the top of each subforum for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on the very best budgie care and practices!

If you have any questions afterwards, please do ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around and we'd love to meet your little budgie when you get a chance!

Cheers!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #7  
Old 05-24-2016, 09:23 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:lettucce is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
lettucce is on a distinguished road
Default

So..we visited the doctor. he told me that my budgie is too skinny,i touched the bone too. i told him about the breathing and told me its from anxiety. he gave me some antistress drops for ten days and he told me to feed her with egg, sticks with honey and apple. i am still worried because she doesn't it anything..only her seeds.
  #8  
Old 05-24-2016, 10:50 AM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,724
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The video link you put in your post does not work.

https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/26...deos-post.html

Did you see a regular vet or an Avian Vet?

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

Put some spray millet in the cage for your budgie along with a good quality seed mix.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...ur-budgie.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...-seed-mix.html

You can also purchase some flax seed to add to her seed mix as it is a bit higher in fat content.

Do you give her egg food? If not, I would suggest you start offering her some once a week. You can mix the mashed up egg with cooked quinoa (rinse the quinoa VERY well before cooking it), flax seed and even some finely chopped vegetables.

You can also put a water dish with electrolye solution in her cage for her to drink. (Keep her regular water dish there as well).
The electrolyte should help stimulate her appetite.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...te-recipe.html

I would suggest you start using ACV in her water:
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...r-vinegar.html
__________________

  #9  
Old 05-24-2016, 11:18 AM
odannysgirl's Avatar
odannysgirl (Shelly)
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:odannysgirl is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 190
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 213
Rep Power: 4
odannysgirl has a spectacular auraodannysgirl has a spectacular auraodannysgirl has a spectacular aura
Default

You can trying offering the egg food and apple first thing in the morning, when she is the most hungry.
Don't offer seed at this time in the morning though. Offer the seed later on in the day. She is more likely to try something new this way.
Or you could also sprinkle just a little seed on top of the egg food, if you are worried she would go completely hungry and eat nothing.
__________________
Shelly & Eros the Cowboy
  #10  
Old 05-24-2016, 02:08 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:lettucce is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
lettucce is on a distinguished road
Default

I found the doctor from a forum for birds in my country.I searched for him on the internet and they reccomend him for birds too.I hanged millet from the cage, i dont know if she ate but tommorrow i will check better.i will try to give her just apple and in case she wont eat i will return the seeds....thanks for all the answers.
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.