Fluffy, inactive Budgerigar
(New York, NY, USA)
I have a male & female budgerigar both about 2 years old. Both have always been very talkative and active.
About a week ago, the male became inactive, just sitting around fluffed up and has been very quiet. He continues to eat a lot. It seems that he is eating more than normal.
Although I have always provided a mixture of seed feed and pellets, both birds have consistently refused the pellets and consume only the seeds.
His eyes and nostrils are clear and look normal. His breathing appears normal as does his stool. He is not shedding feathers. But his lack of vocalization and inactivity are uncharacteristic. Could this be molting or seasonal behavioral changes or does he need medical care?
The female seems normal except that she is less vocal than usual but that seems linked to the male's lack of response to her talk.