A budgie farting!
Funny thing to write about and I guess to read about too
But I know it is something to be curious about
Can budgies fart?
But hey, you’d be surprised
There is actually evidence and studies that have been conducted to actually back up the fact that budgies do actually fart!
Here’s the thing – It’s not concrete set in stone
So next time you smell something not pleasant, you can blame it on your budgie (Kinda!)
Let’s get into more detail in this article
Carry on reading
So Do Budgies Fart?
Budgies and birds in general are not exempt from passing wind
They do pass wind but it’s not been observed or measured (If that’s even possible!)
Here’s the thing
Birds are capable of passing gas but they don’t because they don’t have the same diet and gas forming bacteria in their gut that gives us mammals gas and the ability to fart! This is according to Monterey Bay Aquarium veterinarian Mike Murray
However, Laura Eriksen, a birder, educator, and blogger at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a different opinion in her blog post
She says birds have shorter digestive tracts than mammals which means there’s less time for gas to build up so a fart would go undetected
They may fart but we just can’t hear it!
I know there’s two contradicting opinions so it’s entirely up to you what you want to believe!
What Causes a Parakeet To Fart?
If you’re on the believing side then I’d like to cover what may make a parakeet to pass gas
One of the main factor that causes a budgie to fart is their diet
You see, if you’re feeding your budgie a lot of seeds, beans or other food that produces gas in your gut it’s more likely they will fart more often
Another possible reason why a budgie may keep farting is because they are anxious or stressed out
They may relieve gas as a way to relieve some tension
Food That Makes Budgies Fart
Here’s a list of food you should try to avoid feeding your budgie excessively
- Dairy products such as milk and cheese
Try to feed these type of food less to your budgie to avoid them farting too much!
If your budgie is still passing gas even without eating these food, you should take your bird to the vets
So do budgies fart?
I get this article is a bit contradicting as one expert says they don’t and another says they do
I guess it’s what you would like to believe
Have you ever heard your budgie fart? I’d love to know in the comments!
Regardless, feeding your budgie a healthy diet is very important so this is something you should keep an eye out
Talking about what budgies can eat check out the link below