7 - BUDGIE HEALTH
Parakeets will hide their illnesses.
they're so small, parakeets will hide their sickness from everyone as
long as possible. After all, sick birdies in the wild are
generally caught, dead, food-for-predators birdies.
healthy, happy budgie will generally have "on" and "off" periods - the
"on" periods have them playing with their toys, exploring their
surroundings, chirping and beeping and burbling etc.
"off" periods have them simply resting with their beaks tucked into the
feathers on their backs. My flocks generally have 2 or three off
times during the day.
parakeet that sits at the bottom of the cage floor all fluffed up is a
parakeet sick. Should that happen, you should take him or her to
an avian vet. The Association of
Avian Veterinarians has a great lookup page where you can
find the local avian vets in your area.
Parakeet Health/Safety Tips
Parakeets/budgies/keets/etc. are NOT disposable birds! Please do your research before choosing to share your life with one of these wonderful birdies..
The Ultimate Internet Parakeet Toolkit
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