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I have just brought a new albino budgie, and its a baby. It is cute and acts in an odd manner. She likes to burrow. When she is in her cage, she will run about but when I take her out she will sit quietly and then start burrowing into any nook or cranny she can find. I was just watching a movie and she burrowed in under my neck and then when I sat up she burrowed behind me. She will sit in my hand and nod off to sleep for a bit.

 

Is it normal or common for them to burrow? She will even hide her head behind her food dish, too.

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:ygbudgie: As long as she is eating, drinking and doing okay, I am sure it is fine, remember birds always don't fit what we consider to be "normal" behaviour. I have 4 lovebirds (2 of my own and 2 fosters) and one just LOVES to go under the cage paper to sleep, the others seek the highest perch which is normal behaviour. :rolleyes:

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Maybe your Budgie is still quite young, as when they are young soon after leaving the nest they will burrow into a corner or any other place they can hide.

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I agree with Norm. Very young budgies straight from the nest burrow. :budgiedance:

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she might be young like what you said. I just brought her at the Sales in my area. I dont know the breeder, so I dont know the exact age of the bird.

 

I think I will call her Luna, as she is all white with no hints of other colours. I think she is eating but I am not that sure, i will keep my eye on her and see what happens.

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she might be young like what you said. I just brought her at the Sales in my area. I dont know the breeder, so I dont know the exact age of the bird.

 

I think I will call her Luna, as she is all white with no hints of other colours. I think she is eating but I am not that sure, i will keep my eye on her and see what happens.

Luna is a lovely name :budgiedance: Has she red eyes ?

Watch her closely for signs of eating as she sounds young. Check her bottom for poopiness and feel her keelbone. As birds can pretend to eat when they are not. Photos ?

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She has red eyes. She is very quiet, and will make a bit of noise when I get her out of the cage but then that is about it. she doesnt make a lot of noise at all.

She is pooping alright, and I just gave her a bit of water and something to eat, but she didnt eat a lot. Her keelbone feels fine, she has a bit of meat to her but she isnt over weight.

I will take some photos tomorrow of her and post it over here.

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I agree with Norm and Kaz it is more of a way to hide and feel safe as babies too she will probably grow out of that behavior so everything sounds normal. I look forward to seeing a picture of her.

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Cant take a photo right now, as she has decided that she likes nesting in my bra of all things...so now i have cleavage budgie!!! :(Laughing out loud): Has this happened to anyone else before??? :D She seems very content at the moment and all looks fine to me. :)

 

Will see if i can get her out a little later for a photo.

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Sounds fine. Just be very sure she is eating :D

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Cant take a photo right now, as she has decided that she likes nesting in my bra of all things...so now i have cleavage budgie!!! :(Laughing out loud): Has this happened to anyone else before??? :D She seems very content at the moment and all looks fine to me. :wub:

 

Will see if i can get her out a little later for a photo.

 

 

One of my budgie's, Titch, 'burrowed' and has grown out of it.

 

:hap:

As for the "cleavage budgie", I've never had one of those, but it's one of Bumblebee's (my Tiel) favourite resting places, which is a bit awkward seeing as he is quite a bit larger than a budgie :) (Laughing out loud).

 

Look forward to seeing picture's of Luna. :)

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Luna is a pretty name, l can hardly wait to see pics :D

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:rip:

As for the "cleavage budgie", I've never had one of those

 

"cleavage budgies" are common at my house. Anytime an unwell baby budgie or a cold chick needa warming up they get popped in my bra as I walk about the birdroom or aviaries doing the chores. When warm they go back under the hen that will care for them best...their own mother or an "aunty" :hap:

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As for the "cleavage budgie", I've never had one of those

 

"cleavage budgies" are common at my house. Anytime an unwell baby budgie or a cold chick needa warming up they get popped in my bra as I walk about the birdroom or aviaries doing the chores. When warm they go back under the hen that will care for them best...their own mother or an "aunty" :D

 

:hap: :hap: :hap:

I'll have to add that to my "Pets I Wish To Own" list, a Cleavage Budgie, though I'd be a bit worried about people's reactions if I went about asking, "Excuse me, do you happen to have any Cleavage Budgies?" :rip:

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(Laughing out loud) I am glad that you like the Cleavage Budgie...Luna is doing fine and has been enjoying tapping the bells on the christmas tree. As of yet it has been a bit hard to get her for a photo, as she does keep still! She gets a little excited all the time and then she will go and hide for a bit. very funny sight to see. Will try and snap her up as soon as I can get a clear shot of her

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IMGP0089.jpg without flash

IMGP0090.jpg with flash (you can see her red eye)

Sorry not the best pictures but hopefully when she is more settled I will be able to take a few more of her.

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Thanks! when I got her I found out she had lice!!! but now she has scrubbed up nicely. She is so calm but wont keep still for a photo.

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she is beautiful :D

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she is beautiful :(

 

 

Oh, what a sweetie. Sounds like she is a real snuggle pot too. Luna suits her. I think I need a couple of cleavage budgies... then I could throw away all of those expensive push up bra's. :sad:

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(Laughing out loud) :(Laughing out loud):

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She is a cutie :wub:

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