Sunday, February 13, 2011

Budgie Body Language (4)

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What does it mean when my budgie shakes its feathers?

This is a very efficient way for your budgie to get rid of the dust in its feathers, little dirt particles and small pieces that come loose while grooming, or small bits of skin. Also they shake because they maybe have a feather that is set wrong and that feels uncomfortable.

It can also be a sign of mood change. When your budgie shakes its feathers quite loudly as you come close to the cage, it could indicate that he wants some privacy. Shaking their feathers is also a good way for budgies to release tension when they're stressed.

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