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Why does my budgies feathers puff up occasionally?

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Their feathers mostly puff up at night and then they look super fat. Then in the day they just flatten up and then my budgies look super skinny. It looks like they are trying to warm up. But I'm not really sure.



Thx for the answer!
asked Aug 12, 2015 in Bird Behavior by anonymous
edited Aug 12, 2015

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Budgies normally puff up their feathers. It could be that since night time temperatures are lower, your budgie is puffing up because it's cold. Puffing up their feathers traps warm air and helps the bird control its body temperature. As long as your bird is eating well and acting normally, there's no problem. If you notice any behavioral changes, contact an avian vet and discuss the situation.
answered Aug 12, 2015 by (36,420 points)