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Hi everyone,
Please help. Why is my parakeet so quiet? I have a new baby, he's about five months old. I've had him for two weeks and he hasn't made a sound. No chirping. Not a peep. Is this normal? Is he just scared? He will eat millet from my hand although he seems very nervous. Should I take him to the Vet or does he just need more time to settle in?
Thank you, Levi's Mom

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Some budgies are more quiet than others.
Do you play music or the TV for him?
Many budgies like to sing along with music and will be more vocal when there is noise in the room.
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Hi, Yes we have the radio or TV on most of the time.
 
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:11 PM
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I've deleted the duplicate thread you made regarding this topic.
One thread regarding a topic is sufficient, please do not create multiples.

Is your budgie eating, drinking and pooping normally?
Has he begun playing with any of his toys yet?
Did you take him in to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up when you brought him?

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice and resources above. It's perfectly normal for some budgies to take longer to come out of their shell or have naturally quieter personalities. This is normal

Meanwhile, be sure to read 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!

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When Chip was a juvenile, he was very quiet. Healthy and not silent, but quiet. Then.... once he grew older and became sexually mature he became the noisiest budgie I've ever had. He's just an outgoing, active, playful, boisterous, happy bird. While Mink my female has stayed fairly quiet. They're all different.
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Thank you StarlingWings

Thank you RavensGryf

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I've deleted the duplicate thread you made regarding this topic.
One thread regarding a topic is sufficient, please do not create multiples.

Is your budgie eating, drinking and pooping normally?
Has he begun playing with any of his toys yet?
Did you take him in to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up when you brought him?

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

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This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
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This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

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Hi FaeryBee, Sorry for the duplicate thread. I'm still trying to maneuver the site.
My Baby is eating and pooping normally. I have not seen him drink but I'm sure he is. He isn't playing with any of his toys. I did make an appointment with an Avian Vet. They can't see him until next Thursday. We live in a small town and only have one AAV within over a hundred miles. I think he's fine physically. We had parakeets when I was a child and when our kids were young. I have a little experience with them. I've just never seen one so quiet and inactive. So I'm worried about him. I've covered half for his cage on the Vets recommendation. Wish us luck. Thank you for your advice and information.
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Try playing some budgie sounds for him from YouTube and see if he chirps when he hears them.

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I have played parakeet sounds from YouTube for him. He doesn't respond. It's a nice day so I have our patio door open. Lots of wild chirping birds out today. Still no response. Thanks so much for your advice and feedback.
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