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Old 03-26-2017, 06:33 PM
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Someone please help! I've been feeling incredibly guilty lately about having two parakeets. They will never come out of their cage and we have had them for four months!! Are we doing something wrong or are they just really happy together? Please respond.


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Old 03-26-2017, 06:41 PM
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If your budgies feel safe and content in their cage, they will not venture out of it.

Do you have perches attached to the outside of the cage?
A play gym for them?
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We have a gym outside of the cage, not on top of it. But also, does that mean that it's okay that they arent leaving, if they feel safe?

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Hi Henry and to the forums!

There's no reason to be scared for your birds; as long as they are eating, drinking, and playing normally, there's no reason for concern whatsoever.

Budgies naturally take a long time to adjust to their new environments, and after four months, they are most likely comfortable with each other and their cage but not with the outside of their cage.

This is perfectly normal.

Have you worked with your budgies yet with trying to get them comfortable with you? Budgies who trust and relate to you are more likely to want to come out of their cage to spend time with you.

Also, as mentioned above by Therm, it's important to have a reason for them to come out-- for example, you can put the play gym next to their cage where they can see it, perhaps put a perch on the outside of the cage by the door, or put a favourite toy outside the cage by the door so they can't quite reach it unless they come out.

Additionally, be sure that the room looks and feels safe-- no other pets present, all windows and doors closed, and glass covered to be sure that the budgies don't feel threatened. Playing soft music for them helps, too. If you simply take a computer or a book in there and sit near to them while their cage door is open (and all other doors are closed), they may start to get more comfortable with exploring the outside world.

Remember, this all takes time, so try not to think something is wrong with your budgies simply because they don't want to come out instantly. Their cage is their "safe space", so it's natural for them to want to stay in, especially if they're happy and comfortable.

I look forward to meeting your budgies when you get a chance!

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It helps a lot if you put the play gym in front of them, and put the whole millet thing on top. It is super tempting for budgies. When they do come out, they will likely just finish and fly back in, but the point is to show them that nothing will hurt them outside of their cage.
Read this link: https://pets.thenest.com/safety-budgi...ets-12340.html
It will help you to ensure your budgies are safe out of the cage, so you don't discourage them to come out again.
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I agree with all the advice given above. You're budgies will hopefully soon learn that coming out of the cage is really fun. It's quite normal for budgies to get a little cage bound. Just keep giving them the option to come out of their cage every day.
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

You have already received excellent advice.

Your budgies’ cage is their home and their “safe” place.
They are familiar with the interior of the cage and everything that is in it.
To them, anything outside their cage is big, scary and potentially dangerous.

You should never force your budgie to come out as that will just scare him more and make him lose his trust in you.
When you are home and can be in the bird-safe room to supervise, leave the cage door open and give your budgie the opportunity
to come out if and when he chooses to do so.

You can place a playgym outside the cage or on the cage top to encourage exploration.
Placing a favorite toy and/or treat outside the cage may also help to entice your bird to step outside his safety zone.
Remember, not everybudgie feels the need to fly around the house and explore and that's just fine!

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