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Old 03-25-2017, 10:29 PM
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Unhappy Budgie flew out of the cage

When I opened the cage to add a new toy. But when we placed the toy, one of our birds, Choco, flew out of the cage.

She was still indoors, and she was right by the cage, but she wouldnt bother going back into the cage.

Choco would be on the other side of the room, just staring at the cage. I tried doing things like putting the perch near her, put seeds in my hand to lure her, but because she was so scared and she was still a baby, she would just fly away.

So, how do I get her back into the cage?

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Old 03-25-2017, 10:46 PM
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Can you close all the doors to the room?
Dim the lights, turn off all music and TV in the room.
Take a soft cloth put it over her, pick up up gently and place her back into the cage.
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Thank you for the quick reply, but the room dosent have any doors and it is very big.

I tried going towards the bird, but because it's scared, it would just fly away.

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Try throwing some millet near your budgie, and then gently but quickly catch her with a cloth as Deb said. It worked for me when one of my budgies flew out before.
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Thank you for the reply,
The bird has eventually flew into the cage, but I had to give some food.
Thank you for the tips though, they really helped!
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Ok I'm glad your budgie has gone in It can be quite hard to get them in when they aren't tame
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To build your budgieís trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him .

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him .
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him .

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If he becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until he calms down. When he's comfortable with your hand near him , you can offer him a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly whenever you interact with him .

Most budgies once they pass the "baby" stage, do not like to be petted or touched.
If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct. Bonding means allowing them to choose to be with you.

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