Hello, newbie here
I'm trying to sort out what's going on with my budgie (Pippin - 4 1/2 year old male). He's always been a big fan of doing things in a certain way, and has all manner of little habits and rituals and things that he does over and over again, but I'm trying to work out if deviation from that is actually a source of stress for him.
I recently tried to move things around in his cage a bit, for variation - as many sites and books tell you to do - and he got very withdrawn and quiet... when mild diarrhea started too I really started getting worried (though he was truly sick in January of this year, and he's WAY better than then, so I'm not too concerned quite yet).
Anyway, I have now returned everything to the way it was - and he's back interacting with everything the way he used to, twittering, one leg up dozing, beak clicking,playing, the whole bit. The droppings haven't gone back to normal yet, so I'm still being wary, but I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and/or can verify what I'm suspecting here - that he was stressed by the changes, and is getting back to normal now I've made everything 'right'.
Would value any replies!