Happy melodious vocal noises that budgie makes are called chirping. Budgies are playful and talkative, it is considered normal if they are chirping however it is a big concern if your bird has stopped chirping.
Possible Causes Of A Quiet Budgie
You would need to look at all the specific signs due to which your pet might have stopped making the adorable noises.
If you have just brought in a new budgie from the pet shop and given him a new place then remember your budgie might not move, eat, drink, or even chirp. You might wonder why he has gone quiet after reaching his new cage, these birds are sensitive and take some time to adjust to the new place.
This behavior of your bird is normal, It might stick to the corner of the perch so you need to give him some space and let him adjust.
If you have got your budgie out from the flock or separated him from its partner where it can’t hear other birds then your budgie might feel lonely and stop chirping.
To get him chirping again you should place his partner in the cage.
Chirping is known to come from happy and healthy budgies. If your budgie is not receiving the proper nutrients due to bullying from its cage mates or any other reason then it will stop chirping.
You need to observe them specifically and check if they are getting the proper feed.
Fear and Stress
As mentioned above, budgies are sensitive and they are only happy with familiar faces and surroundings. You will have to observe, what is triggering fear or stress in your bird.
Some of the possible causes can be,
- You must have added a dominant budgie in the same cage.
- Your cat or other pet must be roaming around your budgie cage.
- Kids in the home must be disturbing your bird
- Your budgies might not be sleeping enough
One more thing to look for is an illness in your bird. Keep monitoring your budgie and look for anything unusual such as diarrhea, injury, feather mites, or air sac mites.
Diarrhea creates an imbalance of electrolytes where your budgie has lost sufficient minerals from the body which makes them weak and unable to chirp.
If your budgies are housed in a big cage with other budgies then there are high chances of them fighting each other. You must inspect the bird for an injury due to which your budgie might have stopped chirping.
Sometimes that injury can be internal and you might need to take the bird to the nearest vet for a thorough checkup.
Mites in Budgies
There are Air sac mites that enter into their respiratory system and cause infection. Others are feather mites which cause them itching on their feather and keep them busy scratching. Contact your nearest vet to treat your budgie.
You must be missing your budgie’s happy voices and now you know why might your budgie has stopped chirping. Inspect your budgie according to the checklist mentioned above and get them chirping again.