Two Budgies- Two different symptoms
by Mike Lee
Budgies on top playground
I have two budgies (Yellow & Blue) that I got from a pet store about 8 months ago. Both are human bond & will respond or crawl up to your finger upon calling their names. Recently in the past few weeks, the yellow one started experiencing a combination of left-foot twitching & head twitching (More frequent on its left leg like every 2-3 seconds). Also on its face by beak & cere area, there are these small white flakes.
The blue one seems to be doing fine on his on (Only a little skinnier). However, he developed this chewing addiction a month ago. When he's not hungry, he likes to play with a single seed with his mouth as if he's chewing a bubble gum. At times, it seems like he sneezes but no sign of snot.
What are these symptoms from both budgies? Also, is the yellow one a female based on the picture? I can see the blue one is a male with his blue cere.
They are caged daily & left on their playground before bed-time. At times they like to run around the carpet floor as part of their exercise. They sleep in their cage afterwards.
Food- Feeding Forti-Diet based seed & some Millet Sprays along with a cuttlebone. Water is changed out daily.
(no fruits or veggies since I cannot get them to eat- they're afraid of these types, any suggestions?)
Cage is kept cleaned with cleaned perches (Some perches covered with sand covers)
Water Bath properly 1-2 times a week with a spray that keeps their their feathers smooth.