Budgies sneeze just like us
If they are exposed to dust or anything that can make them sneeze they would sneeze
But what if your budgie has sneezed on you?
Is it something to be alarmed about?
Can you catch a disease or fall ill?
Well, if your budgie has sneezed on your it shouldn’t be a problem
Especially if it’s just a wet sneeze this is normal because it could just mean your little birdie has some stuff in their nose and they took it out
Why Do Budgies Sneeze?
Budgies sneeze as the same reason we do
It could be dusty in the room which is causing your budgie to sneeze
Or you could be sweeping the floor, dusting off the cupboards or just the general vacuum
The dust particles that float in the air can cause your budgie to sneeze
This is completely normal
Your budgie may be on your shoulder and all of a sudden your budgie just sneezes all over your ear and cheek
Again this is normal
But here’s what you need to look out for
- Is your budgie acting differently all of a sudden?
- Is your budgie resting more or being fluffed up more than usual?
- More quiet than usual?
- Less affectionate?
If you feel like your budgie is acting different and not their normal self
It would be a good idea to take your bird to the vets
You don’t want your budgie to have a respiratory issue because if this is the case and it gets into the lungs it can become very difficult to treat
So just to be on the safe side, a visit to the vets sooner will be a much better idea than later
Why Else Do Budgies Sneeze?
You need to make sure your budgie is not ill
Sneezing and discharge of the nasal is normal
But if you notice any other symptoms along with this then you need to take your little birdie to the vets
Here’s some important signs of illness in your bird that you need to look out for
- Dripping eyes
- Eyes staying closed
- Lack of perching
- Trouble breathing
- Continuous sneezing
- Colored nasal mucus
- Changes in your budgies chirping
If you notice any of these symptoms or you think your budgie is not feeling too well it’s best to take them to the vets to get checked up
Keeping Your House Clean
It’s very important to make sure your house is dust free as much as possible
Yes there is always dust but regularly cleaning and vacuuming can help keep dust at a minimum
A clean home is very important for you and your family and of course your cute little budgie(s) too
I personally am very allergic to dust and I start to wheeze as soon as I’m exposed to dust
This can be the same for your budgie too which can cause them to sneeze often
Leave windows open and let fresh air come in
Only leave windows open when your budgie is in their cage
If you do leave windows open then make sure your budgies are protected from the drafts
Drafts can also cause your budgies to sneeze
Don’t put their bird cage near the window or in the hall
Make sure your bird is kept away from chemicals
Chemicals are something we use daily in our households to clean our mirrors, clean wood or cleaning the counter tops in the kitchen
I guess it’s just being cautious and mindful of your budgie
Keeping them safe and healthy is important
A healthy budgie is a happy budgie!
Can My Budgie Catch My Cold?
This is a good question because I’m sure you don’t want to pass on your cold to your little birdie
Good news is, your budgie won’t catch your cold
A human cold is not zootonic which basically means it does not transfer from humans to animals
So you don’t need to worry about giving your cold to your bird
Although, you should wash your hands before holding your budgie and making sure your nose is clean when handling your bird is always a good idea
You don’t need to stay away from your bird
Just be safe and take the precautions before holding your bird
If your budgie has sneezed on you it is completely normal
But if your budgie is sneezing a lot and showing signs of illness then you should take your bird to the vets to get them checked out
You don’t want to leave it too late because if they get a respiratory infection it can become really difficult to treat