Here is a parakeet health checklist, so let's keep that bird's health at the top level.
To make sure your pet budgie parakeet stays healthy you need to:
Every owner wants for parakeet health to be as good as it gets. Well, most of it will depend on you.
Pets are somewhat like children, sometimes worse. Your child, as a baby, will not be able to tell you what problem he/she has. But eventually, the baby will grow, learn to speak and tell you he/she has some tummy ache. Now, with pets it does not get easier with time since they can never tell you what the problem is.
OK, I know I said a parakeet can learn to talk but I don't believe, or better said I do not know of any budgie parakeet that can make a sentence and tell you what he thinks ;)
This does not mean that in case your little pet bird gets sick you will not be able to help him. You need to know some basic things about parakeet health to make sure you prevent illness or at least recognize when your parakeet is ill.
A healthy bird has brisk eyes. The area around his eyes is clear and covered in small feathers.
Its body is completely covered in feathers. The feathers are smooth and shiny.
If healthy, your budgie parakeet should be moving easily around the cage or flying around the apartment. He should be doing this almost all day. Of course they rest sometimes but it is not the majority of their time.
Budgie parakeet eats seeds very fast, without much thinking. That is rare for the family of Psittacidae he belongs to as they are very cautious how they take seeds.
From time to time budgie parakeet will drink some water too. Daily consumption of water is about 3 ml (0,1 ounces).
A healthy budgie parakeet is very talkative and plays with his toys. If you are around, he is always trying to play with you.
Parakeet's droppings should be brown/white and look like paste, not too liquid.
Now that you know what a healthy parakeet is - we need to see how to keep him that way..