They chirp, beep, jerk their heads in and out: budgerigars use many opportunities to communicate to their peers and humans. Only those who understand their body language can build trust and close ties in the long term. In order for the animals not to fall silent and to develop their social skills, it is very important that they are never kept alone, but at least as a couple. Then you may notice the following behavior – and interpret it in the future.
That’s how your budgie feels safe
Budgies that are not afraid but relaxed, devote themselves to their preening care. For this they use their claws and their beak. The budgerigars scratch their feet, sometimes rubbing their heads on the bars. In the end, there is a lot of shaking – either to get dust out of the spring or to dry the wings after bathing. Either way, budgerigars who clean themselves feel comfortable.
Relaxed birds crunch with their beaks
Some people grind their teeth while sleeping – your budgies, however, crunch with their beak. This is the sign that they are completely relaxed and about to fall asleep. The perfect sleeping posture, however, you discover when your darling buries his beak in the back plumage and a leg in the feathers on the stomach. Do not be alarmed: There are even budgerigars who lie down to sleep. If several budgerigars live together, chirping before falling asleep is a good thing. When the budgerigar awakens, its behavior resembles that of the people: it is first stretched out and stretched extensively.
Who is afraid, makes himself very big
Budgerigars who are under stress or anxiety take a very tense attitude. The body is made very long and the budgie crouches down. Often, the birds also look up to explore escape routes or run agitated back and forth. In addition, the buds of budgerigars are very much reduced and the vocals are silent. Some birds start to tremble with fear.
Fluffing can have many reasons
As a rule, a puffed budgerigar only means that it wants to warm itself. The air that collects between the springs then isolated. It can also be a sign of a disease. If your darling is constantly fluffing up and cowering on both feet, drive quickly with him to the vet. However, when Budgerigars open their wings, they usually want to intimidate or impress a conspecific. But in the summer, turning off the wings can also have a purely practical use: budgerigars have no sweat glands – with outstretched wings it is a bit cooler.