5 Symptoms That Show That Your Budgie Is Dying

Is My Budgie Dying?A budgie lives for an average of 4-8 years. Even though pet budgies who are given adequate care live up to 15 years in some cases, budgies have a relatively short lifespan.

Dealing with your feathered friend’s death can be a harrowing experience, but it is something all pet owners have to go through at some point.

Pet budgies dying can be quite a distressing experience for the owners. But, if you are aware of the symptoms that show that the budgie is dying, you can help it by easing its suffering.

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    When budgies fall sick, they disguise the signs of their illness just like other aviary birds.

    This is their survival tactic, a defense mechanism against the predators in the wild, in order to appear healthy so that they are not identified as weak and easy prey.

    Budgies in captivity are also good at concealing their illness as long as they can, even though they are not in any apparent danger of a predator attack.

    Hence, by the time you notice signs that your budgie is not well, in most cases, the budgie is very, very ill and probably close to dying. If you happen to notice any of the following symptoms in your pet budgie, it is strongly advised that you consult an avian vet.

    If prompt care is received, the bird could be returned back to good health in some cases.

    Symptoms That Your Budgie Might Be Dying

    1. Your budgie has breathing problems

    Budgies are very small and lose body heat very fast. Hence, they feel cold.

    Breathing problems in budgies shouldn’t be taken lightly. Rapid breathing can sometimes be due to overheating, but, if your budgie has persistent breathing problems, it is an indication of a severe underlying problem.

    Breathing problems are characterized by:

    • The tail bobbing up and down while breathing
    • Striving to get more oxygen by stretching its neck
    • Shortness of breath
    • Breathing heavily through an open beak
    • Wheezing and clicking sounds (If you are not sure about the noises your budgie makes, read our article on budgie noises here)

    Viral infections

    A viral infection in the upper respiratory tract can cause symptoms of a cold in the bird and could make it sneeze, cough, and have a runny nose.

    You can confirm this by looking at the cere which will show wetness or crusted and dried discharge.

    Such an infection is often accompanied by sluggish behavior and the bird not wanting to sit on its perch. Instead, the bird might sit on the floor of the cage or hang from the sides of the cage by its beak.

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    Infestation of Air Sac Mites

    Sometimes, the budgie’s air sac gets infested by Air Sac Mites and they breed in the bird’s trachea. It can make the bird’s voice hoarse, or it might even stop chirping. The bird wheezes and makes a clicking sound while breathing.

    If the bird does not receive timely care, it can die of suffocation. An infestation of Air Sac Mites is contagious and it spreads quickly.

    So, if one bird is diagnosed, the rest of the flock also needs to be treated whether or not they show any symptoms.

    2. Your budgie’s feathers don’t look healthy

    Feathers are vital for a budgie’s survival. Budgies go through molting (a process through which their old feathers fall out and are replaced with new ones), and ruffled feathers during molting are normal.

    However, if you notice that something is not right with the feathers and the bird is not molting, it could be a sign of a disease.

    Not preening

    If the budgie has stopped preening and caring for its feathers, it is probably too weak or too ill or both.

    If the budgie is damaging its feathers and picking it out, it could be suffering from French Molt, which even though not fatal, can be very severe in some cases.

    Parasite infestation

    Loss of feathers can also be attributed to parasite infestation. If these parasites also find their way into the budgie’s gut, the illness can manifest through other symptoms too.

    For example, the Giardia parasite found in water if attaches itself to the budgie, the budgie develops a very dry and severely itchy skin which can cause it to pick out its feathers.

    This is accompanied by other symptoms such as inactivity, weight loss, etc. You can look for signs of damaged feathers, budgie screaming due to itchiness, etc.

    If the bird is not given medical attention, this condition can severely escalate and prove fatal.

    Feather cysts

    Feather cysts are caused by ingrown feathers, i.e. feathers that start developing beneath the surface of the skin. These cysts can be identified as an accumulation of keratinized mass or lumps on the skin.

    If these lumps are situated such that they push against the budgie’s vital organs and create pressure, it could cause death. Cysts have to be surgically removed, so a trip to the vet is a must.

    3. Your budgie is vomiting

    Budgies regurgitate food as a mating ritual or to show affection. So while regurgitation could be harmless, vomiting is not. One sign to distinguish between regurgitation and vomiting is to see how the bird throws up.

    If it moves its head voluntarily to bring up food, it is regurgitating. But, if its head shakes or bobs violently before the food comes out, the bird is vomiting.

    Also, the vomited food sticks to the bird’s front giving it away that it was an involuntary action and that the bird is really sick.

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    Yeast infection

    Vomiting could be a sign of a yeast infection. The budgie might have other symptoms such as difficulty in swallowing food, diarrhea, a swollen crop, and weight loss. The vomit usually has a sour or nasty smell to it.

    An appropriate dose of prescribed antibiotics can save the bird’s life.

    Liver disease

    A budgie vomiting could also be a red flag for liver disease, if it is accompanied by symptoms such as loose droppings with green coloring, labored breathing, swelling on the abdomen, etc.

    Correct medication can cure the budgie if the diagnosis is done in the early stages.

    However, if the condition has already worsened, veterinary intervention can help ease the bird’s discomfort to a certain level. Too much delay in receiving care can take the budgie’s life.

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      4. Your budgie’s excreta is different

      A budgie’s droppings can tell a lot about its health. Clear urine, well-formed white urates, and dark colored feces indicate good bird health. Changes in diet can cause the color of the feces to change.

      However, if there are any unexplained changes, you should look for the root cause.

      Color changes

      • If you cannot tell the feces apart from the urates, i.e. the droppings are white or grey with no dark colored feces, it could be a sign of pancreatic infection. This needs immediate intervention by a vet or the bird could die due to the infection.
      • If the feces are dark red in color, and it cannot be attributed to the food that it ate (for example cherries, beets, etc.), it could indicate blood in the droppings. Blood can also be seen in a clotted form in the feces. This could be a sign of internal bleeding or an intestinal tumor. This condition can be fatal if not treated immediately.
      • Yellow urates and urine can mean bile in the droppings. This could mean that the budgie is suffering from some liver malfunction. Mild liver problems are curable, but if left untreated, the bird might die of liver failure.


      One telltale sign of illness is finding undigested food in the budgie’s poop. It could be due to a range of diseases which affect the digestive system, some of which are fatal if left untreated.

      Bulky, oily, and foul-smelling feces could be due to the inflammation of the bile ducts. This could be due to a condition called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis which may block the bile ducts when it worsens.

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        Eventually, this leads to jaundice and liver failure if the bird does not receive prompt treatment.is my budgie dying or just sick?

        Wet stools or diarrhea could be due to stress if the budgie has to go through major changes such a new living space or change in the flock. If the budgie eats fresh, soft fruit, that could also cause watery feces temporarily.

        However, if this is not the case and the budgie’s droppings are consistently loose and wet, it could be sick. Diarrhea accompanied by blood in stools (unexplained dark red or black pigmentation) and other signs such as weakness could be especially detrimental to the budgie’s health.

        5. The budgie’s activity level is decreased or seems off balance

        A healthy budgie would be very active and playful. If you see signs of weakness such as listlessness, diminished movement, etc., it could be a sign of severe sickness.

        Not feeding well

        Look for changes in the budgie’s food habits. A sick bird might pretend to eat and drink, just to conceal its illness, so if it is not eating well, it might not be apparent immediately.

        If you notice weight loss and suspect that it is not eating or drinking enough, it needs to be immediately taken to a vet or its condition might worsen due to lack of nourishment.

        • If you fear that your budgie might not eat enough, you should read this article. It shows you how much and what budgies should eat. Also, it shows you what to feed a budgie that is recovering from an illness.

        Sleepy during the day

        A budgie that appears sleepy most of the time during the day with eyes shut or half closed is likely in trouble.

        Losing balance

        A budgie that seems to be unsteady and off balance needs immediate medical attention. Other signs include not being able to sit on the perch or falling off the perch.

        The budgie might be found sitting on the floor of the cage most of the time. If a budgie that usually perches with one leg when it sleeps suddenly starts using both the legs while sleeping, it needs to be observed closely to look for other signs of trouble.


        A budgie that seems to be trembling, shivering, or having shaking fits is probably severely ill. If it’s having violent shaking fits and keeps falling off its feet or walks around in circles, it is likely an emergency situation and taking it to the vet should not be delayed.

        Inability to move

        Even though diminished movement could be a sign of weakness, complete inability to move could be a sign of avian paralysis.

        In such situations, the budgie is not able to move its body or hold up its neck. The breathing is labored and only the tail bobs up and down. This is a fatal situation if treatment is delayed. A budgie that is unable to fly is definitely in trouble.

        Being quiet

        Budgies are known for chirping all day long. If a budgie is quiet all the time, something is wrong. It doesn´t always have to be bad though. Learn about 3 reasons why your budgie is quiet here!

        What to do when your budgie shows these symptoms?

        Of course, it is best to take your budgie to an avian vet for a physical examination if it is showing signs of severe illness. But meanwhile, it would be best to quarantine a sick budgie and keep a close eye on it.

        If it is not tamed, avoid too much handling since it can cause stress which might deteriorate its condition.

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          If the budgie seems overheated, put its cage where it can get some fresh air. Alternatively, if the budgie is cold, have an external heat source near the budgie to regulate the temperature.

          Provide fresh drinking water and food and make sure that the bowls are within the bird’s reach.

          When your beloved pet is in a lot of pain and beyond the stage where it can be helped by medication, your vet might suggest putting it down in a humane manner.

          What to do when your Budgie dies?

          Even when you take very good care of your pet budgies and give them prompt veterinary care, sick budgies die.

          When the budgie dies before you can take it to the vet for a diagnosis and you don’t know the exact cause of death, you can store the dead body wrapped in a plastic bag in your freezer and take it to the vet as soon as you can for a necropsy which can reveal the reason behind the death.

          It always helps to care for your budgies better in the future if you know why one of your pets died.

          Your winged companion’s death could be upsetting, but if there are more birds in the flock that remains behind, you need to be cautious.

          The cage, the toys, and other equipment that the budgie shared with the rest of the flock need to be carefully disinfected.

          Also, the birds that are left behind need to be observed closely to look for any signs of sickness and an avian vet should be consulted if they do.

          Further, budgies grieve and your remaining budgie needs some extra care now. This article will show you what you have to do.

          Knowing the signs of a sick budgie and giving it the care it needs can save its life. If not, you will at least know that you did your best.

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          Gaurav Dhir

          Gaurav is an animal enthusiast. He lives in beautiful Ontario with his energetic family. As a part of his work at beautyofbirds.com, he has been working with ace parrot trainer, Cassie Malina to understand bird behavior and learn more about how he can train his feathered companions.

          64 thoughts on “5 Symptoms That Show That Your Budgie Is Dying”

          1. Can a bundgies cage be placed on the bottom of an empty closet so a t.v. does not keep it awake at night? I’ve never owned one and don’t want to make any mistakes. I have a small efficiency and the cage is large. It would only be in their at night.

            • Hey William,

              I would recommend to cover the cage with a dark cloth instead.

              I don’t know how that closet looks but I think it is better if your cage stands freely and your budgie gets enough fresh air.



              • I have watched a young budgie in a store for two months. Its stay on the ground shaking and sleeping. It didn’t fit in well. Today it was asleep down in the corner. It woke up and seemed to look around but it didn’t open its eyes for 5min. It then waddled around & it took 3 tries to reach a low branch. Its feather are all up ,breathing seems normal . No eye secretions. I have pics.The employees don’t seem to care.

              • Hellige. Ny name is Jesper from Hvidovre close to Copenhagen Denmark. I’m very sad that ny budgie died. He was 9 years. I trimment his Claws and he bled all over the place on his mirror and cage. I have checked. I did not do anything wrong when I trimmet his foot. He simpelt bled to death. I feel bad about it. But you just have to carry on.

            • Hey
              My budgies are dying from past 3 days at least 4 birds/day I don’t know what happend to them ..
              Whom I need to contact now .. I called the vet doctor he is not picking up my call
              And now complete lockdown is there .. so what should I do now ??
              I am really scared .. I thought it is infected with bird flu .. to whom should I contact and tell these ???

          2. Hi.. I got an little old female bundgie and after 2 months she passed away and I don’t know why. I got a male younger and we are sad. Do you think she missed her pet store cage and friends or she just was old..?

          3. Hi, my budgie became unwell a few days ago and I would really appreciate your opinion if possible? I have already taken him to a vet but I’m not sure he’s receiving the right treatment. I thought, with your experience, you may have seen his symptoms before and be able to advise. The first thing I noticed was a lot of feathers in his cage one morning last week and then continued over-preening the following day. I took him to the vet who suspected parasites and gave him a dose of ivermectin (3 drops between the shoulders to be repeated every fortnight x 3). The following day, he was still very itchy and had also started tail-bobbing. I was concerned about his breathing so I returned to the vet who gave him some general spectrum antibiotics in case it was a respiratory infection. It is now 3 days later and his symptoms are not improving. He is still itching a lot, he is sleepier than usual and I can see that his breathing is quite laboured. He still has several active periods during each day when he eats, drinks, chirps and moves around his cage but not as much as usual. I have not been letting him out like I normally do as I was worried that flying around would tire him out too much. He has a good mixed diet of fresh herbs and vegetables and Trill nutritional budgie seed. I have been googling his symptoms to distraction as I am so worried about him but I can’t find any specific references to the seemingly conflicting symptoms of itchiness (would suggest parasites yet he has already had an ivermectin treatment) and problems with breathing (would suggest a respiratory infection?). Any help would be very gratefully received.

          4. Hello, i had this question. Yesterday i got a budgie. It won’t eat, sleep (at least from what i saw) or drink water. His droppings are yellow and liquid. Also i can feel the bone on his chest (i heard that if i feel it its not good). Could you please help me. Im so worried…

            • Hey Simona,

              thank you for your comment.
              Unfortunately, I can’t tell you exactly what it is as I haven’t seen your budgie and do not know your full situation.

              However, since you just got your budgie, it is pretty normal that they show quiet, abnormal behavior at the beginning. Budgies are scared when they arrive in their new homes and they need to get used to it first.

              Some budgies can have runny droppings and they can refuse to eat and drink.

              Still, you should definitely take your budgie to a vetto make sure that everything is all right. Yellow stool shows that there could be a problem with your budgie’s liver.

              Hope this helps,


              • I have a 2 yr. old female who has been mating with my 5 1/2 yr. old male these past few days. Tonight I noticed a large reddish brown sac hanging from her. It is about the size & colour of a cranberry. What is this & what do I do to help her? Cheryl

            • Hey Madelein,

              unfortunately, I can’t tell what it is as I do not know the full situation and how it actually looks.
              However, I highly recommend visiting a vet!

              Hope this helps,


              • Hi I just got a budgie 2 weeks ago, her age is around 4 to 5 months. What’s bothering me is she cannot properly eat or drink and also when ever I go near, she starts making some kind of weird noise like it’s hard to breath.
                Keeps making clicking noise. Cannot fly properly when I leave her in the room, falls off after a short flight.
                I feel she’s under weight and too weak.
                Her feathers doesn’t look very healthy as well.

                Please…Please..help me as I don’t have any bird vet near by.

          5. I just want to let you know you are doing a great thing providing great info on birds. What week need as a community is someone with great knowledge to build something like this with answers and solutions to said symptoms. There are many many many people out there who love animals but when it comes to the vet just plain can’t afford it. To bring a $20 bungie to the vet for a minimal of $45 visit it everything goes right is absurd. I took my dying bungie to the vet and it cost me almost $300 and he died there. Just crazy. There has to be some info someone could give that would help in certain situations. Like a symptom resolution section. What medications can be used when you have these symptoms or something like that. I understand a vet is the absolute best place to go in the time of an emergency but like I said, some people straight up just can’t afford it, weather they absolutely want to or not. But either way you have a lot of helpful information here and I thank you for the hard work that it takes to build this site.

          6. Recently gained blue boy budgie…previous family didnt realise
            The cats would be permanently interested. He was caught by one and suffered by injury to wing. He no longer flies. I’ve noticed.his beak is crispy and wondered if and how I could purchase and / or treat it. Thank you

          7. Budgie 4 and half yrs old
            Having a molt but this time his head is looking bold in one area and seems to be trembiling sitting on purch , has been eating drinking and behaving the same maybe a little quieter than normal any idea what the reason for this is , he has had no change in diet

          8. I have noticed a dark circle around my budgie eye , it’s the male . I am worried and don’t know is it a fight with the female or a disease.

          9. Thanks for this fantastic information on how to care for a sick budgie, I have two, Chester and snowy, both are six now and thriving, I have a large cage with the door wide open as I dont believe in captivity, I have a tree and waterfall and an abundance of toys in my living room and make sure their is always fresh food and water, both sing, play, and preen themselves and are very affectionate towards me, longevity of a budgie I think, depends on how you care for them.

          10. You said antibiotics for a yeast infection, but, I think you meant anti fungal, as antibiotics make yeast infections worse, or can even cause them.

          11. Hello, I have a question concerning my budgie’s behavior. We’ve had her for around 4 years and few days ago, she stopped going out of the cage. Normally she would fly around and be outside every day. She still chirps and sings from within the cage. Her movements and balance are good, but she does sneeze more often. Should I be concerned and take her to the vet?

          12. So my budgie Sky had been tail bobbing for weeks and making strange mouth noises and while making those strange noises she is stretching out her neck while her tail is bobbing faster. Is it possible if I could do anything at home?

          13. Hlo i want to talk about a female budgie she didn’t close her one side feather accuratly the other one feather is fine did it affect her health

          14. I have two budgies both 14 years old, one has ulcers on it’s back side and the other one has a bulge underneath it’s back possibly a tumor. The vet would charge $ 95 per bird plus additional $75 each if they are to be euthanized. Is there a home method to euthanize humanely if need be as I can’t afford a vet and I don’t want them to suffer. Any advice?

          15. Hi my budgies feathers have these small white fluffy kind of feathers and my budgie is yellow. I don’t know if I should be worried or not. What should I do?

          16. My budgie is shivering…..she sits down the cage all time…..every time I put my hand in cage she jumps on hand to sleep (I think she gets heat from my hands)…I don’t have vet for budgie near me….is there any way I can treat her….what medication should I give…..which can balance most of disease… without any severe side effect on birds….plz help as fast as possible …I don’t want my budgie to fell sick….ty

          17. Also ther is change in her voice…..she does not whisltes like she used to do before…….there change is sound …she is unalble to so…..very less sound comes usually when she tries to whistle

          18. Hi my budgie started to to a low whimper on Tuesday night I took him to the vets today who said he wasn’t overly concerned but gave us antibiotics and inflammation medicine then later on I saw he was struggling and sadly died he was only 9 months old how can this of happened I’m really devasted more so after seeing the vet today has anyone any ideas what could of happened?

          19. Hi i have two budgies. Ghost and Kiki..kiki has been spending some time at the bottom.og their cage. Today she is spending all day at the bottom.of the cage. She didn’t mind me touching her.. she is walking side ways and seems unsteady
            . I really don’t know what to do for her. Please can you help me with advise.

          20. Hello,
            I found your article informative. However, I have to disagree with one thing. You say to place a deceased bird in the freezer before necropsy. This will damage the body tissues. It should only be refrigerated!

          21. Hey my budgie is fluffing her feathers and bobby her tail all the time she has never done this before. She is also acting strange what could be the problem

          22. Hi ..I have a little budgie that fell from the nest at the age of a week. When he became one month old, I noticed that he was unbalanced, reeling, and fell when flying. His weight is rather slight but he eats well .. Is there a treatment?

          23. One of my budgies is showing 2 symptoms which include puffed up feathers and sleeping a lot. I tried to quarantine her but she kept hurting herself by throwing herself against the cage walls and screaming so I had to put her back with the others. She’s eating well but I’m worried that she’s faking being fine and my parents won’t let me take her to the vet. What should I do?

          24. hi! my budgie has been showing some unusual signs. it has one other budgie in its cage. its very quiet, i just realized that its been trembling a lot lately, its not very active and rests during the day and night, does not show usual signs of affection, and keeps its head in its back, not wing. it kind of looks like there’s a dent in its back, mabey because its puffing up a lot. ive only had it for about a year and i’m concerned. i really cant take it to the vet because of the virus, is there anything i can do to help it?

          25. Hi,
            I have a exhibition female.her nose is turning blue .not eating much and also shivering when I hold it in my palm

          26. Hey, I am from India and I have a question basically here this breed of bird is not given attention and my budgie is about 6-7 years old, sits at the bottom of his cage fluffed feather and head tucked inside its wing and it has a overgrown beak discoloured I when searched these symptoms on web I found out it is sickness but my budgie is very aged and I cannot really differentiate that weather it is just old to Die or maybe there is sickness and I cannot take it to the vet because of this corona virus lockdown plz kindly reply I am very confused he is my most beloved bird.

          27. My budgie unfortunately died today, my mom woke me up, saying she found him dead at the bottom of his cage, I don’t know what to do, could you please give me some tips on dealing with my budgie death? Thanks so much

            – Quinton x

          28. I got a budgie for a gift in November .he seemed to be coming along fine I sing 2 him and speak to him softly every day..in the last week I have found him twice on the bottom of the cage and he seems to be lethary.. will hold him gently it takes him a few minutes to get his senses this time it seemed a little longer…I give him fresh food and water every day clean his cage .this just came on all the sudden please help tell me my Rocky 2 feathers will be ok I love him so

          29. Hello I just want to ask-what do the baby budgies eat because I wil be getting one soon.
            Thank you for the advise

          30. Hello, I know this might be a long shot. But I’m in a situation where I am unable to reach an avian vet. My budgie is currently too weak to be on a perch so she is crouched down on the floor where I put a small blanket. Her butt has been bulging and the feathers around it, as well as up to her belly has been balding. I don’t know what’s wrong with her or how I could help. Please help.

          31. Hi! My budgie just suddenly died today. I found it lying in the corner of my cage and noticed that it’s head was half detracted from its neck. It was grayish around that area. What really happened?

          32. Hey hi.. I got a pair of budgies a month ago I thought those are male and female but unfortunately both are males, during frst few days both use to chirp, but later one of my budgie became so quiet and it is very aggressive too, n I noticed while it’s breathing I can hear some kind of sound n its eyes are half closed what do you think abt my budgies situation, and am planning to get 2 new female budgies is it okay to introduce to my male budgies as they have been in good terms from a month

          33. Hey hi.. I bought 2 budgies a month ago, thought they are pair but both are tend to be males, during frst few days both use to chirp but later one of my budgie strtd to stay calm and being very aggressive too suddenly from 2 days I can hear a noisy sound while it’s breathing and one of its eyes are half closed, being very dull and sleepy during days, and am planning to get 2 female budgies is that okay to introduce new frnds to my budgies..

          34. I am supposed to get a budgie before July ends. I ‘m scared of the budgie not being healthy and it will die. How do I get rid of being scared

          35. Hello, sir, my budgies not feeling well past 2 days, today it takes vomit, I gave mixing water of immuboost, wat to do,,,

          36. Hi! I don’t have a vet or a nearby one my budgie has been here for about 3 weeks but he is still: lethargic, Quiet , weight loss and he is sometimes slipping from his perch or my hand. Is there anything we can do? Is there a cure we can use without having a vet? When he chirps, Its weak and you cant really hear it… Is there anything we can do? I can’t sit and watch him worsen every day..

          37. Hi Pierre,

            Thank you for your love of animals, except spiders…….I have to agree about the spiders, but God made some people who, unbelievably, love spiders. By the way, my sister bought a parakeet about 1967, that ended up saying more than 40 phrases, including English, French and Spanish. Not only that, he said the phrases at appropriate times. Eg. when my mother was sad and crying, he said to her, “What’s the matter?” when my dad announced to the household that he was the head of the house, the bird said, “That’s ridiculous!” Whenever he saw our cat, he would say, “Here kitty kitty”, and then laugh at the cat.

          38. My budgie, Stewart’s feathers are turning gray as they fall out. He preens himself, eats, drinks his water, and tweets. Why are his feathers gray?
            He gets along fine with the other bird inside his cage.

          39. My pet budgie, Stewart’s feathers are turning gray as he is molting. Do you have any idea what this means? Is there a certain reason his feathers are gray?

          40. Hi, i have four budgies and one of them just starts to stay at the bottom of the cage and sleeps there at day time alone.It always stay alone and other budgies some time attack on it.Please help me i am troubled.

          41. Hi, my budgie just died without showing any symptoms. How it can be possible? I’m in shock. I don’t know what went wrong!😢

          42. Hi my budgie died when I woke in the morning he was gone, night before he was running round the cage, he was very active the night before he looked fine, what could be the reason?

          43. My daughters bugie is only about 5 months old ..he was very well looked after as she doesn’t have children this was her baby send brought so much joy to her life ..one morning he had his usual fly in house went back to his cage .chiroing away to his classical music..then suddenly fell off his perch and was limp…vet says it could be an infection gave antibiotics ..brought him home ..then had a stroke n just passed away ..she is heartbroken ..is it common for a buggi to have a stroke so young

          44. 1 of myv6 budgies is showing all the signs of illness we don’t have money so what can I do at home here to help her? And how can I find out of it is some type of parasite?we clean the cage regularly it is very clean always wiping down an 1 week I do the bottom I’m wondering could it be the fruit we fees the they love it but after a long day we see little flies(like friutflies) we remove the fruit every night and wipe but thinking flies could likely cause some kind of illness we as of today have taken awY their fruit until we find the issue..HELP what can we give her in meantime I help her? Can budgies just get sick And get better? Thanks

          45. My budgie is vomiting today. He’s the only one out of 3. I took him yo the vet. They gVe him IV Fluids and IV antibiotics. They don’t know what he has. Pretty fraustrating. They said they would watch him. But really nothing more they could do. He’s still vomiting. He tried to drink a little. Then went to stand on the stick. He then decided to go to the bottom of the cage.

            Is he dying? Or can birds get over acute vomiting?

          46. Thanks for the help. My budgie is over twelve years old and could be sixteen. He has gone quiet and is eating from his cage floor. I’ve moved his water nearer. Its so sad he was my late mums and it is a connection with her. He gets stressed if we move him or try to handle him. ( He came from a family who didn’t finger tame him). I think its best to keep him warm and chat to him. Taking him to a vet would probably cause him stress.

          47. My budgie has not eaten any food for 5 days. he only drinks water. He is still vocal and plays with his mirror. His droppings are wet and black in color. His feathers are very fluffed out. Can you help me.

          48. Hi, my budgie is about 8 years old and is spending most of her time with her head tucked on her shoulder. Her feathers have gotten quite grey in the last year or so. Could she just be getting old, rather than being sick?

          49. My budgie died yesterday lunchtime. He had an injured leg in May which he appeared to recover from. However, during the last week he became unbalanced again. He was eating and preening as usual so I thought he would recover again. He woke me up 2.30a.m. yesterday morning scratching about at the bottom of his cage. The rest of the morning he slept most of the time. At lunchtime i found him splayed out at the bottom of his cage, a few minutes later he passed away. I am know feeling guilty i couldve done more for him but he appeared fine until very recently. I am heartbroken.


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