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I noticed today that Leafer seemed a bit ill. She was puffed up more than average and preened alot. Also, I noticed that her tail was bobbing dramatically!! Attached is a clip of the tail bobbing. What could be the problem?? She was also biting her foot.

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EDIT: she's gained some weight recently, could that be a problem?

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Update 8 hrs later...still happening...https://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/599524ae..._220600494.mp4

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A little tail bob like that is perfectly normal, budgies use their tail to help balance themselves on perches and branches.
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The bob shown in the video is so slight that it is considered normal.

As far as being puffed up more than normal, sometimes before and during the start of a molt they can seem to feel just a little off. Or, sometimes it could be the slight difference in activity level from day to day that might be perceived as being off. If she truly seems symptomatic though, a vet visit would be in order. By the video she looks normal .
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