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Old 01-23-2018, 04:54 PM
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I agree with Therm.
Your budgie is obviously stressed by the new environment and the cat.
Playing music in the room where the budgie is located will help soothe him to some degree.

If using the shutter door makes more sense than completely closing the solid door (due to air circulation, etc.) then I'd recommend permanently blocking the bottom portion of the shuttered door so that it is no longer "see through".
Perhaps nailing a piece of wood across the bottom of the door from the height of your shoulder down would block the cat's view but still allow you to see through the door if necessary.

The fact that the cat has an "outdoor history" means he is going to be especially predatory toward birds.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/general-b...irds-prey.html
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