Budgie not eating

I brought my budgie home but it hasn't eaten the food I put for a day. I'm worried that it might starve. What should I do?

Comments for Budgie not eating

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 30, 2012
New bird not eating
by: Tracie

This is serious, thank you for writing.

It is possible that you are not feeding the bird the exact same food it is used to eating. Get a bag of the exact same food the breeder or pet store was feeding the bird. Read our Switching Birds To Pellets article for understanding the principles of switching your bird to another food.

If your bird is a baby bird, then it may have reverted back to needing to be hand fed. If this is the case, then immediately take the bird back to the breeder to be hand fed, and wait until the bird has been weaned for 2 weeks before bringing the bird home.

The other possibility is that the bird is sick. You may need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird.

Click here to add your own comments