Friday, July 9, 2010
Amazing Senses pt. 2
Budgies have a well developped tactile sense. A brooding female is able to sense and follow the movements of her chick in the egg by means of the "brood patch" (a bald patch on her belly).
Even more special is the tactile sense in your budgie's legs: they can sense vibrations extremely well. This way, budgies in the wild know when the enemy is trying to sneak up on them, for example a snake!
This is the reason why caged budgies have to get used to all kinds of vibrations in or around the house during the first months, like a lorry that drives by. Don't scare them unnecessarily by putting them on a vibrating device like a refrigerator.