Wondering if budgies can die of boredom?
Do you want to make sure your budgie is always entertained
Yes, it can be worrying
So in this article we’re going to look at how you can keep your entertained
Even when you’re not there!
Let’s get started!
Budgies won’t die of boredom but what can happen is it can cause them to become depressed which can ultimately lead to death
How does that lead to depression?
Well, when a bird gets depressed they behave in a certain way
They show signs of symptoms which you need to be aware of
And if these symptoms get worse, it can lead to your bird becoming very unhealthy which unfortunately can cause death
What Are The Symptoms Of Bird Depression?
It’s very important to know the signs of depression in birds
That way you can tackle the problem straight away
Let’s look what symptoms you need to be aware of
- Fluffed up feathers
- Loss of apetite
- Change in droppings
- Change in vocalization
- Constant head bobbing
- Stress bars on the feathers
If you notice any of these signs
The first thing you should do is go to your avian vet to get a full check up just to make sure it’s nothing medical
If the vets does not find any medical reasons for any of these symptoms then it could be depression
Here’s where you need to come in and help your budgie get out of this depression
It can take time and does require patience
But the good news is,
Your bird will become happy again and that bond you will create will be beautiful
All the work you put in will pay off eventually
Here’s some steps you can take to help your bird come out of depression
How Do You Help a Stressed Bird?
The position of the cage is very important and also the location too
Try to not put the cage in a area where it is chilly
Ideally, the bird cage should be kept where the family mostly hangs about
You want your birdie to see the family and I guess be a part of it too
As budgies are very social animals and like stimulation
Keep The Cage Clean
Always make sure the cage is clean. New cage liner daily and ensure there is clean food and water available
A budgie that does not have enough mental stimulation is a major cause of depression in birds.
It’s important that your budgie has enough toys to play with
A variety of toys
You should change it frequently so your birdie does not get bored with the same toys
Have a read of my article – How many toys does my budgie need in it’s cage?
Time and Patience
If your birdie has suffered a loss of a bird friend then you should have patience as they grieve over their loss and it takes them time to get over it
If you don’t see any improvement – go see the avian vet
Birds love company and if your budgie gets bored or maybe you’re not at home for most of the day then why not get another bird? They’ll both keep each other company
Budgies are very sociable creatures so it would be a good idea to get another bird (If it’s possible)
Check out my article – How do I bond with my Budgie?
Wrapping It Up
So can budgies die of boredom?
Not really but when budgies get bored, this can lead to depression which is not good for their health that can ultimately lead to death
It does not mean if a budgie is bored they’re going to die!
Budgies need companionship and of course your time and love so it’s very important you set out time during the day to spend quality time with your budgie
If you can, add more budgies, the more the merrier
They love companion!
Here’s some related question
Can Budgies Die Of Loneliness
They can but not through being sad and lonely
Actually, they need a grooming partner to help keep their feather and skin healthy
If they don’t have a partner, then it can be difficult to do which can lead to illness and because of illness it can cause death
That’s why it’s a good idea to get your budgie a friend!
Do Budgies Get Bored?
Yes, budgies do get bored
They do need entertainment just like any pet
Keep a variety of toys for your budgie and alternate them
Having a large bird cage will help as this allows you to put plenty of toys
Also, as I mentioned earlier, spend time with your budgie too
And add more budgies so they have company
My budgie died with their eyes wide open