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Aitheria 04-16-2019 08:49 PM

Budgie pecks air? Behavior or health concern?

I have a budgie who just turned 7y/o. About a year an a half ago he started this odd behavior of biting the air. He reaches out and just makes a biting or pecking motion like hes in a trance and he'll do it for quite a while if left alone. Should I be concerned?
He only does this when hes not playing, otherwise he still displays healthy normal budgie habits. I tried feeling where his crop is and it feels the same as always, his beak looks normal. So is this "pecking air" a concerning behavior of an underlying health condition? Or is it just a weird behavior?

P.S He also developed this about 5months after a traumatic accident where he lost his ability to fly.

Thank you very much!

Cody 04-16-2019 10:05 PM

Can you get a short video of him while this behavior is happening? There is a behavior where they will adjust their crop and that can look like they are stretching and biting at nothing. If it's not that maybe a neurological issue as a result of the accident. Did he see a vet after the accident?

FaeryBee 04-16-2019 10:37 PM

Have you asked your Avian Vet about this?
How long ago was the accident after which he developed the behavior?

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