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Hi all, I have had my budgie for some 4 years now, he is tame and has the run of the lounge.

I know what his problem is, he is in love with everything and he let's you know by depositing food everywhere he goes, he used to have many toys, now he has one, he insists on depositing food on everything where he can see himself and is he can't he covers everything in his cage with his saliva, he spends 70% of his time on the lounge carpet at a speaker I have there as it is shiny so guess what he does there?

He rubs his face on everything he comes into contact with, I have been told that he needs another budgie to keep him occupied, I can't do this I am disabled and it takes me a great effort to look after one never mind two, is there anything else I can do, I have no more hair to pull out over this, thanks in advance for any replies. Just to add I have budgies for the last 20 years and this is the first one I've had that does this, please help!!
 

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Hi all, I have had my budgie for some 4 years now, he is tame and has the run of the lounge.

I know what his problem is, he is in love with everything and he let's you know by depositing food everywhere he goes, he used to have many toys, now he has one, he insists on depositing food on everything where he can see himself and is he can't he covers everything in his cage with his saliva, he spends 70% of his time on the lounge carpet at a speaker I have there as it is shiny so guess what he does there?

He rubs his face on everything he comes into contact with, I have been told that he needs another budgie to keep him occupied, I can't do this I am disabled and it takes me a great effort to look after one never mind two, is there anything else I can do, I have no more hair to pull out over this, thanks in advance for any replies. Just to add I have budgies for the last 20 years and this is the first one I've had that does this, please help!!
I found this site

https://www.omlet.co.uk/guide/budgie_guide/budgie_behaviour/normal_behaviour

From the link

Budgie Bonding Behaviour

From the moment a budgie moves from its nest to a perch, it is part of the flock, and its behaviour is all about bonding. It will merge its life with the birds around it by doing what they do - eating, grooming, chattering, flying and washing together. A budgie bonds with its neighbours by joining in and enjoying the process. When birds become good friends, they will tap their beaks together in a kind of 'budgie kiss', and will preen each other's face and head.

If you are the budgie's flock - if you have opted for a single bird and are providing it with all its social stimulation - you will need to reflect these needs. Talk to the bird, bring it out the cage and allow it to sit with/on you as you walk, talk, eat, watch TV, etc. When this is done with the time and dedication it demands, you will have a very happy bird, and will have formed a deep bond with it. Friendship with a tame and socialised bird is every bit as satisfying as time spent with a well-trained pet dog.
 

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Thanks for the reply and website, he is very tame and loves landing on me, I take onboard all the website says, I will have to think long and hard before introducing another bird with my medical problems.
 
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