Seeds coming from Budgies mouth?

Hello, I have a budgie, he's about a year old. The other day I was playing with him and his bell (He loves the noise it makes.) He was whistling and clicking at it and suddenly some seeds that were wet fell out of his mouth. He didnt look like he was vomiting and he ate them again after (which I tried to stop.)

He did it again this morning. He's a healthy bird, gets plenty of exercise, and these seeds were only the tiny pale yellow ones not sunflowers seeds. Again he didnt actually vomit them up, the fell out. Im stumped and a bit worried. Any Idea of what it could be?

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Jan 11, 2013
Seeds coming from budgie's mouth
by: The Avian Vet

This sounds like a sexual behavior. He is actually regurgitating the seeds. If it continues, then you will need to have him seen by an avian veterinarian to be sure it is not a health issue.

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Oct 25, 2012
Budgie / seeds
by: J

My budgie does the same thing and personally I do not believe a vet check up is necessary. My budgie will often take a seed or two and store them in his mouth, while occasionally chewing them / rolling them around almost like chewing gum. When I play with my budgie, sometimes the seeds will fall out, but he isn't throwing them up and is purposely not swallowing them. Budgies will store seeds in their mouth from time to time for whatever reason, probably reasons none of us humans can fully understand. My budgie is insanely healthy, eats a lot of food successfully and still does this from time to time.

Oct 04, 2012
by: Anonymous

The budgie I was talking about is the only budgie I have. I had a further look on Google about budgies regurgitating their food, I found out that this is a mating ritual for budgies (They feed their partners this way.) Could it be that? He has also been doing other naughty things to some of his toys. Could this be the problem?

Oct 03, 2012
Seeds falling out of bird's mouth
by: Tracie

Dr B will eventually answer this, but even though you don't think the bird regurgitated them, it is a strong possibility. If the bird has undigested seed coming out, it may be very sick.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet to examine your bird.

Oct 03, 2012
Seeds coming from Budgies mouth?
by: Linda

What is happening is he is throwing up his seeds. This points to a very dangerous viral infection, and you must take him to be examined by an Avian Vet ONLY immediately. The symptoms begin slowly like what is happening and as time goes on, bird dies from starvation because he cannot digest his food.

Bird's seeds do not just fall out of their mouths, and undigested seeds point to a viral infection that takes birds down quickly so do not delay getting him examined by ONLY an Avian Vet.


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