So my grandparents had 2 parakeets, and you know, they re kinda lovely birds so they were always scratching each other and whatever. So recently, I think the female died(forgot if it was the male or female but they were opposite sexes) and these birds were always scared of people, although they were exposed to people a lot and not in a bad way and they defiantly weren t as bad. So now, the male s pupils are small and he s really fidgety. I went up to the cage to look at him and he didn t just flap away like usual, instead, he just went into his nest(it s a tiny, slightly hollowed log.) and stays in there for like 10mins. He doesn t move other to scoot if someone gets a little close or to eat and drink. He just sits there and looks around all scared-like.
I just wanted to know if he was traumatized or if he has a phobia(I looked it up, didn t help much) and why it turned this way.
How the other bird died: The other bird had quite the sad death, though. It fell to the bottom of the cage(wasn t there when it fell, but saw the rest) and it couldn t fly, it just had its wings spread as it kinda leaped. It s chest was on the ground, too.