Your Budgie's HealthLearn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise. Thread Description:Have a budgie with a weird "pecking air" behavior and wonder if I should be concerned
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!
Last edited by Aitheria; 04-16-2019 at 07:50 PM.
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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?