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Tip: try to get familiar with the sensation of a healthy budgie's feet on your hand. Keep in mind how it feels and use this temperature as a reference for your budgie's average temperature. You will be able to tell if there's any aberration from this average in the future. But if a budgie is upset or was just flying around a lot, his heart is beating faster and his feet are a little warmer than usual. This has to do with the bird's speedy metabolism. So you should always try to measure the temperature of a completely relaxed budgie for getting a reliable result.