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Is Mal (the budgie in front) bobbing his Tail? He was treated with baytril for a respiratory infection a little while ago. Am I being paranoid or is this cause for concern?

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Looks pretty normal to me. Budgies move their tail slightly when breathing especially when they're chattering. If he's acting, otherwise normal, I wouldn't be concerned. Since he's been treated for a resp. problem is just might be residual, but tail bobbing is more exaggerated than what I see here (more like pumping).
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What you are seeing in this video is perfectly normal movement of the tail as your budgie breathes.

You need to be concerned when you see a very pronounced tail bob.

Budgie Health Tips on Tail Bobbing and Laboured Breathing from Doctor Ross Perry's Budgie Book - YouTube
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Thank you so much everyone! I am such a paranoid budgie mum! I really appreciate it <3
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