Budgie making "spitting" noises

by Lizzie
(New Zealand)

Hi there, My green and yellow budgie has started making (what sounds like) spitting noises. He makes like 6 ot 7 of these noises in a row and then will go back to whatever he's doing.

Before he makes these noises, he seems to look like he's chewing something (eg his beak moves up and down), but most of the time he's no where near food when he makes this noise.

Please can you help?


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Jul 23, 2013
why budgies are making noises
by: Anonymous

If your budgies are making spitting noises keep a good eye on them. Just to be on the safe side

Apr 29, 2011
Budgie might be sneezing
by: The Avian Vet

He is probably sneezing, or he may be coughing. It is hard to tell them apart sometimes. He may have a foreign body such as a seed hull lodged in his choana. I recommend that you have him examined by an avian veterinarian ASAP.

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