Really worried about my little budgie :( help?

Category: Parakeet Questions

I recorded how he scratches/cleans himself, is this normal or is he scratching too much?
please watch the Video, I appreciate it a lot :)

He does pluck out feathers, gosh I hope he’s just moulting


6 Responses to “Really worried about my little budgie :( help?”

  1. luniara on May 13th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Aw, he is cute.

    He looks like he is just priming his feathers. If he’s not pulling them out or acting sickly, he is fine. His feathers look perfectly healthy

  2. ????c??? c?co??? ??zz??z?? on May 13th, 2010 10:17 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    He’s adorable! I want him! (:
    My grandparents have a budgie and he cleans himself just like yours does.
    There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong.
    If he starts actually pulling clumps of feathers out, or acts unwell, then you can worry and take him to a vet.

    Have a nice day!

  3. Jutzie on May 13th, 2010 10:54 pm

    looks like normal preening to me

    Do you take a spray bottle and spray it off now and then?

    my cockatiels love spray baths

    afterwards your keet would still do some of that preening

  4. Josie on May 13th, 2010 11:23 pm

    he is fine

  5. Corey on May 13th, 2010 11:53 pm

    awwww, i feel bad for you haha, this is perfectly normal, this is how they clean themselves stop worrying hes fine!!!

  6. Florenza on May 14th, 2010 12:05 am

    Your Parakeet is just preening his feathers. As long as you give him a lot of attention and toys, then he won’t pull out as many feathers. Parakeets usually pluck out some small feathers when they are preening if the feathers are loose.

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