Brian asked in PetsBirds · 3 weeks ago

Why is my budgie biting itself ?

It’s not trying to harm itself it’s just biting it’s feathers and scratching it’s head

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    That's called preening. As the new feathers come in the shell around the feathers dries and birds nibble the dry portion away to expose the new feathers. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Mites!! Get a mite treatment and treat the poor thing.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Mites or boredom

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