My Parakeet is suddenly staying at the bottom of cage and walking in circles, whats wrong?

Question by Lei: My Parakeet is suddenly staying at the bottom of cage and walking in circles, whats wrong?
Is anyone familiar with this behavior?

I noticed his staying on the cage floor last night, but he just began the walking in circles today.

He shares a cage with another male bird and has for over 2 years, they were bought together like this from the pet store.

Is this sign of something bad? The vet isnt open until tomorrow & I Will be taking him. In the meantime I’m wondering what would cause it?
Neither bird sits in their cage 24/7, I let them out fly & exercise on a semi-daily basis. And yes I am sure they are both males.

Best answer:

Answer by Bananas
He is bored!!!

What do you think? Answer below!

11 Responses to “My Parakeet is suddenly staying at the bottom of cage and walking in circles, whats wrong?”

  1. sian Says:

    probably gone mad sitting in a cage for two years .I’m not been a bitch by the way been serious.

  2. eyesgrn72 Says:


  3. EvilestWendy Says:

    Are you sure “he” is not a “she”. It almost sounds like what females do when they want to lay an egg, and don’t have a nest box.

    If you are sure “he” is a “he”, then make sure he is eating and drinking. He may be bored, but keep a close eye on his behavior, and if you are really worried, take him to the vet in the morning.

    Good Luck!

  4. Chair Says:

    It sounds like he is going crazy and I’m not being a smart a**

  5. Shanika Says:

    these answers are funny. hehe

  6. Goose O Says:

    I had a parakeet once, he bit and fought. Truely, Parakeets are just stupid. Eventually, I just let him go.

  7. Becky Says:

    I would take him to the vet immediately. He could have a serious condition in wich he is malnuriched, and is not getting enough vitamins. This is not caused by you not feeding him right, however it is casued by a bug in his tummy. Take him to the vet to get him checked out.

    Also, make sure he is a he and not a she, because it could also be the sign of pregnancy.

  8. jewels20033 Says:

    To me it sounds like something neurological. Did your keet fly into a wall or window or something like that? Is he sitting fluffed on the cage floor…all these actions definately say a trip to the vet is in order. It could very well be a bacterial infection and your vet will give it antibiotics if it is. Make sure that until you can get the keet there that you keep it warm and out of any drafts. Watch to be sure that the other keet leaves it alone and doesn’t start pecking at it. Good luck!!!

  9. Kinny N Says:

    Oh crap, you need help, NOW!!! And it’s not laying eggs I know that. But that’s a sign of depression, take it to a vet or get some vitamins for it. Or simply take it out more. Get help now.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    You might want to find some advice on a search engine to find out what’s happening. It could be that they’re bored.

  11. jason_liz2004 Says:

    it is lonely get it a mate

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