noooooooooooo, my budgie doesnt stay fluffed up it just does it for 1-2 seconds and my house is really warm, it is never cold in my house, arabs hate being cold so put apart having a cold home for an arab would be a disgrace. any way, it usually fluffs up when it sees me or after i finish stoking it. just wanted to ask if it was normal for it as it fluffs up a lot.
Aww ^_^ Your birdie sound like it's just fine then!
They fluff up to get their feathers back into the right order, just like when our hair is out of place and we go and fix it. They also do it to shake out older feathers that have de-tached.
That sounds normal. As Saz said, your bird could be fixing his feathers or this can also be a heat release technique. As budgies do not have sweat glands they release their body heat by fluffing up and shaking their feathers out.
Please note that this is not the same as your bird being overheated. An overheated bird will hold their wings away from their body and pant.
If your bird stays fluffed, it means that it is trying to conserve body heat by trapping warmth beneath the feathers. This is because of illness or low temperatures.