- Aug 16, 2021
- One Lutino Budgie <3
I have a gorgeous Lutino budgie named Sunshine that I bought several months ago. I'm not sure of her gender. After owning her for a while, I've noticed that she's not nearly as talkative as I've heard budgies should be. I'll catch her muttering to herself occasionally through the day, but if I walk over she acts like she said nothing. She definitely screams to let me know when something is bothering her though, mostly when she's hungry. She also likes to twitter when somebody walks through the front door, but that's the extent of her chirping. She plays with her toys, but only if nobody is watching. If I spot her shredding paper, she turns into a statue and flies into a corner. Most of the day she just sits around on her perch (all the times I've checked, who knows what she does really) even though she has plenty of room and things to do.. Now, when I bought her, she was housed with other budgies. But she was sitting in the corner on her own, and bit them when they tried to say hi, so I already knew she wasn't much of a socialite lol. I bought her despite that, maybe because I thought she was smarter than them...That's why I'm wondering if this is just part it her personality. I'm sure she's healthy, she has such a beautiful shiny beak from the vitamins I give her! But she hates attention, only plays by herself, and chirp/mutters maybe 3-4 times a day. Is there something wrong with her? I haven't let her out of the cage yet because she isn't even close to tame, but I'm thinking maybe I should start anyways just to keep her stimulated. Will that make her more chatty? Or is she just an angsty gal? Thanks!