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Ohhhhhhhh sorry lol Rushing around here doing heaps of things and misread your post :)

 

Yeah, I suspect it is because he is a bit anxious and an upset tummy....hopefully that will ease a bit today.....he didn't have any poo in his bum when we went to the breeders, so hopefully fingers crossed!

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I think he will be fine :) he doesnt look sick

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Who knew.......Vinnie is a fan of Michael Jackson BAHAHAHAHAHA

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So I did an experiment yesterday. I was booked up yesterday with lots of things to do outside the house. So Vinnie would be home alone. So I played some bird sounds throughout the day.....a mixture of other bird sounds and budgie sounds.

I came home yesterday to a happy budgie and lots of poo on the ground (NOT on his bum)......So I put him to bed......wake up in the morning and there is poo around his bum.....We have been removing it each morning and night (ick).....

He is on that medication that the breeder gave me.......I would say that a big part of the issue is him missing his pals.....so will keep the bird music up for a few more days.....and hopefully he will start to settle.....to be honest his behaviour isn't really anxious.....but it's more his poos that I am suspect about. The poos are normal colour......just sticking to his feathers.....Not sure where to go to from here.....other than persisting with what we are doing.

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Have you tried adding some garlic powder to his seeds? Ive had many budgies with poo stuck to the bum but after adding some garlic powder its seems to work for me.

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Garlic powder??? Really? how bizarre hehe Never tried it.....tempted though as the novelty is wearing off with having to pick poo out of his bum each morning lol

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If you type in google budgietalk garlic for budgies im sure you will find more discussion on many budgie breeders using garlic for there birds.

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okay, I came out of my office today to find Vinnie sitting down IN his food bowl....like crouched down in it with his head poking out one side and his tail sitting up and out the other side.....he got out of it as soon as I came outside......it is one of those round open ones that is attached to the side of the cage. This seems really odd to me and makes me question whether he is sick or not? I think he is fretting with missing his place at the breeders. I just don't know what to do. I give him lots of attention during the day. I bring him into the office with me. He is veryyyyy quiet, until he hears the bird sounds that I have playing on my computer. He also makes like a very quiet munching sound most of the time and looks like he is whistling, but no noise is coming out........when he does whistle/talk though he can really talk....

 

I don't know what to do. I took him back to the breeder last week.....and as soon as he got there he perked up big time......he seems sooooo quiet here.........

I worry that him being part of an aviary when he got bigger, means that he is so attached to the other birds that I am distressing him by him being separated from them.

I sound like a worry wart.......but I am just trying to do the right thing......

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He perked up a lot when I took him out of the cage today! I think he is lonely......I can't have him out of the cage all of the time as I have to work in my office lol

He also still keeps on doing this munching kind of thing.....I have never seen another budgie do as much as he does....

It looks like he is rolling something around in his mouth all of the time, and there is a small munching sound as he is doing it.... It escalates and the sound gets slightly louder after he has had a bit of a fly out of his cage.....

I am hoping that it is just me being paranoid.........I think I am just scared of starting off with a sick budgie.....and then getting attached to it and having all sorts of problems......Mind you, there is no evidence to suggest that he is a sick budgie......other than being veryyyyy quiet and not very active.....subdued......and this munching sound and movement with his mouth......

 

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