Budgie quiet and puffed up for most of the day

by Alex
(London)

I recently was given a 9 week old budgie to keep my 11 week one company, but the 9 week old one never or rarely makes any noise and is always puffed up whilst in the cage. It usually stays either on the side of the cage or on a perch rarely moving.

I do not see it eat as much as the other.

When out of the cage it flies a small bit then lands high up and stays there until I am ready to put it back.

I am just worried something could be wromng as I am a first time budgie owner.

Do I need to take it tothe vet or is this normal for a baby bird?

Much appreciated.

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Nov 26, 2011
Thank You
by: Alex

Thank you Tracie for your quick repsonse.

The vet will be closed tomorrow, but I will make an appointment on Monday morning to have an avian vet examine both birds.

Thanks again.

Nov 26, 2011
Sick budgie
by: Tracie

Yes, you need to take it to an avian vet. Dr B can't help, because he can't examine the bird or run any tests. Please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird soon, it could have a disease, and if it does you will need to take the other bird in too.

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