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Old 12-16-2016, 03:16 PM
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so i just a got a new budgie last month he was kinda aggressive and all but i managed to hand tame him
so i noticed lately that he's been sleeping/napping alot but he still eats well and i even noticed that he gained some weight but i did some research on the internet and it says that he can be sick
he seems to be kinda active when he is awake but he is silent and he only stay awake for 20-30 mins then go back to napping
so my question is should i take him to the vet? or is he sleeping alot because the weather is very cold and rainy? i noticed he always come near my laptop for the heat


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Welcome to the forums,

Is your budgie by any chance currently moulting? That could explain the general decrease in activity levels. The weather can also affect their moods as they tend to be less enthusiastic when the sun isn't shining.

Despite the description you have given, you are the one with full access to your budgie, you are the one able to observe him, interpret behaviours and reach a conclusion.
If your budgie has been truly sleeping so much and if he isn't moulting, then having him seen by an avian vet specialist would be the best thing to do.
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Hi there and to the forums!

aluz has raised a great question. Also, are your budgie's droppings normal?

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thanks for the warm welcome
i'm still new with budgies so i didn't know that molting can cause that , i've read the "molting FAQs" on the forum and it seems the case for my bird
his droppings are normal and he seems healthy except the sleeping all the time part
he is about 4 months old and i think he is having his "first molt"
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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.
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.

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