Tonight I was doing something on my computer and my budgie was sleeping. It's cage was covered as always during the night and nothing sudden or scary happened. He suddenly started to fly around in the cage, bumping at things inside. I quickly checked him and he was really scared, his heart was beating quickly and he immediately jumped on my hand and climbed up on my shoulder to feel safety. I was shocked because he never likes to interact with me during his sleep time. Whenever I even came close to him he would just scream and peck my hand but now he wanted me. I returned him to a cage after few minutes and he did it again. I don't know what scares him. Also, sometimes he gets randomly scared during the day too. Out of nothing he starts screaming and flying around the room like if something was chasing him. Did someone ever experienced this too? I guess my budgie sees ghosts or something
Post by tweetiepiesmom on Aug 1, 2020 21:43:28 GMT
I think the madly darting about the room is just something they do-exercising their wings and getting out pent up energy. I've heard others talking about the night frights. I haven't heard my guys in the night but they are also in a different room.
Agree with what has been said - during the day they will often have a mad fly by, just like a dog will suddenly take off in a full tilt run or a horse go for a gallop around the paddock, or even a small child just randomly start running. It is just a burn off or excess energy. It is a pity we seem to lose that as adults.
Night frights are common among young budgies (but not as much as cockatiels; they are notorious for night frights all their life). It usually happens less and less as they mature. Who knows what kicks them off.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.