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Lesley Carr

My Budgie Thinks He Is A Statue

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I have kept Budgie all my life  as pets and have had no problems with any of them, they have all become part of the family. After the death of my last budgie who died one week before his 14th birthday I purchased a new budgie who was finger trained at time of purchase.  The problem is my budgie is terrified of absolute everything.  We have had him for a year and we are no further forward now than the day we got him with his training.  He only want to stay on his cage and will come on your finger but will not stay on it if you go away from his cage.  He does not play with anything and sits still most of the day.  He is eating and drinking okay and preens himself okay but does nothing else.  In the morning, he is his most active.  We open the cage and he comes out and sits on the top of his cage that is it.  He has never tried to take a bath either.  Any ideas?   

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Is he alone in his cage? That may be part of the problem, that he doesn't have anything to do.

Sorry for the late reply!

Edited by Skye Lily
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That was how my youngest budgie Skylar acted. Skylar wasn't finger trained, though. I've had him for three years now, and it took two of those years to hand train him. He was exactly like that, super anxious and didn't like to ever be out of his cage. I had another bird when I got Skylar though, and that made all the difference. I would definitely suggest getting two birds. It will calm your budgie down if the two get along. And I agree with Skye Lily that you should get your feathered friend some more toys to play with. 

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Birds have personalities. It is just him being him. I've had budgies whom inspire of having several other birds around never really socialized with them or me. I'd suggest leave it be or get the bird a pair. 

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Thanks everyone.  I did get him a friend which has helped a lot.  Still does not play but follows the other budgie about like a shadow which is better than being a statue. 😀

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