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Is My Budgie Having Late Puberty?

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Two years ago I recieved a baby budgie as a birthday present. She has always been affecinate and always begging for attention until now. Now my bird won't talk much and bites or flies away when given attention. On another note I have never seen any signs of my budgie molting or changing colours even at the first few months of having my budgie. But last week my budgie has lost more feathers than usual and her belly feathers look very messy. Also my budgie is sleeping more often. I have read up that budgies go through puberty after 3-5 months of it being a baby. But in the first 3-5 months there was no difference in my bird's appearance or behaviour. Is my bird going through late puberty or is it something serious? My bird is overweight but is losing weight thanks to speciel pellets. However I am not sure if that has influenced her behaviour.

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The change of diet could influence the birds behaviour, it is strange that she hasn't moulted until now, I will do some research and get back to you.

 

Okay so I found a bit of info.

 

Molting can seem to happen all the time for some birds or very little e.g. once a year. Or in your case two years. She may perhaps just be molting later than usual.

 

Giving your bird natural branches can help them during molting, as they can rub their heads against them.

 

Exercise for the bird is important during molting.

 

Ensure the bird is having around 10-12 hours of sleep a day during molting.

 

Also a mist spray on the bird will help soothe itches and discomfort. Or baths

 

So she may be aggressive because she is uncomfortable.

 

Have a look at this link. (I got info from here) Good luck.

 

http://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-health/35938-molting-faqs.html

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The change of diet could influence the birds behaviour, it is strange that she hasn't moulted until now, I will do some research and get back to you.

 

Okay so I found a bit of info.

 

Molting can seem to happen all the time for some birds or very little e.g. once a year. Or in your case two years. She may perhaps just be molting later than usual.

 

Giving your bird natural branches can help them during molting, as they can rub their heads against them.

 

Exercise for the bird is important during molting.

 

Ensure the bird is having around 10-12 hours of sleep a day during molting.

 

Also a mist spray on the bird will help soothe itches and discomfort. Or baths

 

So she may be aggressive because she is uncomfortable.

 

Have a look at this link. (I got info from here) Good luck.

 

http://talkbudgies.c...lting-faqs.html

 

 

Thank you so much, this explains everything :)

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