My Budgie has started saying a few words.

by Rebecca Frost
(London)

My 6 month old Violet Pied Budgie Indie is let out of his cage every day for about half and hour when I get back from school, but when I let him out, he flies around, sits with me etc, but after say 10-15 minutes, he goes to the exact same spot. (He stands ontop of his cage and puts his head up against a thin wall and tweets,whistles and talks to it for the rest of the time he is out).

Is this normal behaviour, or is he bored? He seems pretty content, but I just worry about him. I would send a picture of him, but he loves my camera and therefore, when he sees it, he flies onto it!


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Aug 15, 2011
Budgie sitting and singing
by: Tracie

Many bird have a favorite perch where they like to sing, talk etc. That is exciting that your bird is starting to say some words. Our budgies repeat many things and learn pretty quickly.

Many people, including me, suggest that bird owners trim the bird's wings so that they can not fly into something and get hurt, or fly to something toxic and ingest it and die. Please make sure your room is completely bird safe and that you lock your door so that someone can not open the door and your bird fly out and get hurt.

You didn't ask, but I would like to share what our avian vet suggests for feeding your budgie:

Budgies should have 70% pellets and 30% treats (no more than 10% seeds). He suggests Harrison's or Roudybush pellets. ZuPreem and colored pellets are full of sugar and bad forr birds.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

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