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Default Play Time, Or Not.

So, my budgies don't seem very interested in playing. Mal and Merc are happy and cheerful, but they just seem moderately indifferent to their toys.

They like to sit on their perches and preen endlessly, and will occasionally go and admire the bird in the mirror, but the hanging, chewable toys are treated with very little interest.

I'm wondering if, since they were raised in an outdoor aviary flock, perhaps they're not really sure what the toys I've bought them are for?

Does anyone have any tips to help budgies be more playful, or is it just part of their character that they're not all that interested in toys?

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Some budgies are more interested in toys than others.

You can try "playing" with the toys yourself.
Make happy excited noises when you do so and that may help Mal and Merc become more interested in them.
Changing the position of the toys in the cage can also be helpful as can "hiding" a bit of millet in or on them.
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