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Old 05-23-2017, 01:14 AM
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Hi,
so I'm going on a trip for roughly 1 week. I have found someone to budgie-sit but I have heard that some birds get very aggressive towards their owners after returning from a trip and I don't particularly want this to happen to my budgie.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

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I love to travel so I go on trips pretty often and this never happened to me! I always make sure I have someone to budgie-sit and to supply them with toys so they don't get bored. Usually when I come back they are either sleeping (if it's nighttime) or really happy to see me.
If you have only one budgie, consider leaving it with someone full time.
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Hi Asa and to Talk Budgies!

I agree with the above. I've left my budgie a few times when going on vacation (she stayed with some friends who own birds), and although she was cross when I got back, she was very happy to see me.

The only reason they would be more "aggressive" is if they weren't particularly tame or bonded to you and would regress a bit over a long period of time (like a period of time more than a week). However, if this happens, you would only have to approach them with care and respect and start off slowly, and in a few days as they settle back into their normal routines, they would come back around and continue where they left off with regards to bonding.

Meanwhile, be sure to look through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to stay up to date on all the best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Keep us posted on how things go, and good luck on your trip!

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My budgies have never become aggressive when I've been away from them for a week or so.
Ensuring you have a competent individual to care for them while you are gone is most important.

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Wanted to introduce my new budgie, Avis.
We got him about May 25 of this year and he's been to a vet who said he is healthy. I'm happy to have him and he is usually a pretty friendly bird.


Anyway, I got a bit concerned because after his vet appointment, he started showing signs of sickness. Particularly, he had some stools stuck to his vent. I wanted to know. Is this a normal thing after the vet? It was his first visit

I wanted your thoughts about AVI-CAKES by Lafeber's. I am trying to get my budgie onto a fruit and veggie based diet but it is difficult. Also, curious about Harrison's pellets. Any response would be great. Thank you

Thank you very much for all the replies. I very much trust my budgie-sitter and know she will do a good job. (She has owned many many birds) again, I appreciate all the replies and I will be sure to update you when I return from my trip.

I was sitting next to Avis' cage and figured I'd let him out a little while. He was exploring and out of nowhere he decided to bring me a bit of his avicake. I put it out again to see if he would bring it again but he hasn't. I wanted to know if this behavior was positive and is something I should nurture or something negative and something I should stop.

I live in a condo and I have a problem with smoke. Nearly every day after I return from school there is someone smoking outside on the sidewalk. I worry that this may pose a problem for my budgie. Unfortunately, because I live in a condo, in order to get a rule approved like banning certain areas, it first needs to be approved by a board so that idea is kind of out the window. I have considered buying an air purifier but I'm not quite sure so I thought I would bring it to the forums.any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

I am starting to notice that Avis is starting to stink after his baths. Here you can see him after taking one

I have Avis as you may or may not know. But I also have two others I have named mint and mango. These two are not hand tamed despite my efforts. Anyway, when we brought Avis home, his cage sat on top of the other two's cage. By accident, the three introduced themselves to each other and since then he has been nippy and when he is downstairs he seems to only take interest in them. I since have separated the one from the two and he seems to be better. There were some times where we have left the cage door open not intentionally but he has wandered in and got picked on. Anyway, was it a good idea to separate them?

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It's natural to detect a smell when the feathers are wet. The same as when dogs (and probably other animals too) are wet. Then when they're dry after a bath the smell is gone .
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I've now merged eight of your threads (and various posts) into one.

Please look for the answers in the Budgie Articles and Stickies before posting questions.
If, after searching, you are unable to find the answers, then please use this one thread to ask any additional questions you may have.

1. When a budgie first comes into a new environment it is stressed.
As such, it may not eat/drink normally for a few days.
Having poop stuck to the vent is not unusual. The budgie should preen the poop off itself.
Once it calms down and is eating/drinking the problem should dissipate.

2. Some members like the LaFarbers Avi-Cakes.
Please read the Budgie Articles and Stickies regarding Diet and Nutrition.

A Healthy Diet for your Budgie

Quality Seed Mix

Cuttlebones and Mineral Blocks/Manu Clay Roses

3. Your concerns about your upcoming trip have already been addressed.

4. If Avi wants to bring you a bit of his food, that's fine. You neither need to encourage nor discourage the behavior. Simply accept it for what it is.

5. Secondary smoke is bad for your budgies.
If you can keep the windows closed and use an air-purifier in your condo, that would be best for both you and your birds.
Be sure you get a HEPA approved air-purifier that does not emit ions.

6. Your budgie should not "stink" after a bath. He should smell clean.

7. Avi should have been/be quarantined away from your other budgies.
Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well.
Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

If you are planning to try to tame and bond with Avi, it would be best for you to keep him in a different room than your other two birds.

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It's natural to detect a smell when the feathers are wet. The same as when dogs (and probably other animals too) are wet. Then when they're dry after a bath the smell is gone .


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Hi Asa and to Talk Budgies!

I agree with the above. I've left my budgie a few times when going on vacation (she stayed with some friends who own birds), and although she was cross when I got back, she was very happy to see me.

The only reason they would be more "aggressive" is if they weren't particularly tame or bonded to you and would regress a bit over a long period of time (like a period of time more than a week). However, if this happens, you would only have to approach them with care and respect and start off slowly, and in a few days as they settle back into their normal routines, they would come back around and continue where they left off with regards to bonding.

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Keep us posted on how things go, and good luck on your trip!

Cheers!

So as promised this is an update regarding my budgie Avis after our trip. Actually, my timeframe was wrong. We stayed for the lesser part of two weeks. We landed literally yesterday morning and I've given him a day since arriving home. Actually, the day we arrived home he never wanted to be apart from me. He really has been a good bird and is currently nibbling on my ear and glasses and preening on my shoulder. Thank you sooo much for your replies and if you're curious we went to Japan. I actually didn't want to leave thank you all again!


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Aw, that's a sweet photo! Clearly, he's glad to see you I'm glad you had a good time in Japan!
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