Is my budgie alright?
by Nora May
hi I was just cleaning my budgie and I noticed this kind of crusty layer under and slightly around the bottom part of his beak. I have a male budgerigar that I got about 2 months ago, he's still scared of me and training him hasn't been easy.
He climbs around the walls of his cage a lot I have noticed, trying to open the door or escape using his beak so I'm thinking he may have injured it by doing that? Under his feathers also look quite red when he's just been cleaned. Is this normal? I can't help but be concerned?
He sits on his perch with his back to the door, and only stays on my hand for a few seconds when I'm taming him. I can't help but feel like he's miserable, and there's nothing I can do. I've considered getting him a companion, but I hear it's very difficult to tame your budgie if they live with another budgie especially one that's not tame. Please help asap!