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    Hi, I'm new here and I'm from Spain so, excuse my bad english, please.

    Well, three months ago, my friends gave me away a new budgie. I thinks he's about one year, more or less. Now, I'm a bit worried about him. I have to say that, since he got home, he hasn't been too talktive or even active but he seems to be ok. He eats normal, drinks normal and clean himself but he past almost all day sleeping since autumm started, around the end of october. He doesn't make a noise and he's always fluff. Also he breathes deeply and he has bad balance but never falls.

    I'm not sure what to do but I'm worried. I want him to be happy and sing and play around but he does nothing. Maybe he needs company? Or it's just he's personality?

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    Hi, and welcome to the community. I think it would be a good idea to call an Avian vet, or regular vet in your area and take him in for a wellness check. Budgies are active birds and they make chatter throughout most of their day and play with mirrors and toys. They also are big eaters. Budgies and all birds hide their illnesses very cleverly. The balance problem, sleeping a lot and being all fluffed up are red flags that can signal illness.

    What diet does he eat? Pellets, or seeds, or a combination of both?
    [/COLOR] I'm owned by my two sweet budgies, Muffin and Marlee.

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    He eats seeds and spinach.
    I would like to carry him to the vet but the only exotic/avian vet in my town (it's a small town) is very expensive.

    Ah, also he usually yells at me when things don't go like he wants. He's a grumpy. And he has no curiosity sense for nothing (since he got home)

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    I would discontinue the spinach for awhile and see if that makes any difference. Spinach does have a lot of iron in it. Try feeding fresh leaf lettuce instead. I totally understand the expensive vet visits. We have that problem here too.
    [/COLOR] I'm owned by my two sweet budgies, Muffin and Marlee.

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    I'll try that, thanks. Also I'm worried about his beak. He uses it to move around the cage and push up himself. I don't know why doesn't fly or jumps. He makes noisies with his beak and it seems damaged. I put him a calcium rock but he don't even try to use it.
    I'll try to ask for those problems in an pet shop, maybe I can get to know what happend to him.
    Thanks for answering, maxollie

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    Hi,
    I just wanted to say that I took him to the pet shop where he was and they told me he has Coccidiosis, so I now I can give him medicine. I hope he will get healthy soon

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    Oh, I am so sorry he has coxci. That is a real nasty disease. Often times farm chickens get it. Do please keep us posted as to how the meds are working. I admire you so much for getting help and meds for him.
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