Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Body language of a sleeping budgie

When a budgie sleeps, he usually rests on one leg. The other leg is hidden somewhere in the bellyfeathers and sometimes budgies put their beak in their backfeathers as well. If a budgie sleeps on two legs, it could mean that he is getting ill.

Picture © parkietenfun.nl
If a budgie is resting during the day, he usually rests on one leg with his eyes half closed, making a soft crunching noise with his beak and twittering to himself (maybe some kind of lullaby?). This means that the budgie is completely relaxed and happy. You should not disturb them then :)

Other posts in this series:
Body Language of a preening budgie (Budgie Body Language 1)
Budgie Body Language (2)
Budgie Body Language (3)

Budgie Body Language (4)


  1. I have a feeling I'm going to learn a great deal from this wonderful blog. Thank you, sweetie ;) <3 <3 <3

  2. No problem, baby :) It's so much fun! ^_^
    Love you always and forever <3 <3 <3

  3. Would I be able to use this picture of the sleeping budgie on a facebook page if I said that it was from this blog?

  4. Sure you can :)

    (The picture originally comes from a website called parkietenfun.nl, but feel free to use it)