I just have a bunch of questions about budgies since Iím a new owner and honestly vets in my country cost so much money and Iím not saying I donít care about my budgies but the fact is a check up alone is more money than food for a month for ME. Anyways here are pictures of my budgies.
The blue bird is named cloud (in my language) and the green still has no name yet
Cloud - heís friendly , heís sweet , heís bonding with me. I think itís a he , his cere is changing colors which Iím excited for. He acts healthy but sometimes he sneezes a lot. Both of the birds are moulting so I think itís just because of the dander. there is water from his cere holes , is it congestetion ? There is no color to the water it literally is translucent.
No name- heís older than cloud, and I rescued both of them from a place that doesnít exactly treat animals well. I wish I could rescue them all I just donít have a lot of money for it. Anyways his feet are dark and his beak top looks short , he also sleeps by leaning on his chest which is kinda making me worry a bit. He canít fly he uses his feet and beak to climb around.
Oh and no name is mean to cloud , cloud usually comes closer to no name and I think is trying to regurgitate and feed no name , or tries to preen no name but no name does this soft peck (hostile)
Do they hate each other ? Are they healthy ???
For their breaks I have mineral cuttlebone in the cage, and mineral omega flakes. I also spread anti mite spray in the cage once a week.
I'm not an expert on budgies, so maybe someone will have better advice.
If Cloud has water coming from the cere, I would take him to the vet. I know that it can be expensive, but budgies hide there illness very well (survival instinct). Maybe you could ask the vet if they offer a payment plan. If you clean their cage more throughout the day, it may reduce the amount of dander and may help reduce the sneezing.
Also, is there a reason for using the mite spray? Did they previously have mites?
Were they housed together before you took over? And Cloud looks to be a regular budgie, while Mr. Green (is it okay if I call no name Mr. Green for now?) looks to be larger, like an English budgie. That might contribute to their behavior, but I really don't know.
If No-Name is moulting, it's normal for him to be sneezing more, and budgie sneezes are wet, like peoples' are. If you notice a lot of discharge or buildup around his nares (nostrils) however, you should take him to the vet for a proper diagnosis.
You don't need to spray mite spray in the cage as it could irritate their lungs! Just keep their cage clean and you have nothing to worry about
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We hope to see more of Cloud and No-Name (will he have a name soon?)!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Please do not use mite spray - that could well be causing the sneezing and may also cause respiratory problems long-term.
As Starling Wings indicated, you have a mixed gender pair and need to be very careful to discourage breeding. They are very cute, by the way!!
Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously. Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.
When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein in their diet at that time.
I'd remove the wooden dowel perch and replace it with a natural wood perch of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
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