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I just got my first parakeet and he's very stressed. Which is to be expected but I want to know if I can help in anyway. He tried flying around the cage to escape. Now he's sitting on the food dish panting and looking around. Should I cover the cage? Should I play budgie sounds?

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Hi Madison,

Have you looked through the forum stickies?

Cover his cage partway with a light sheet and play calming music in the room with him. Give him a few hours by himself to settle in.

Over the next few weeks, don't put your hand in the cage for any reason or try to touch him or let him out. He needs to settle into his new home

Best of luck! We'd love to meet him when you get a chance!
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Madison,

It's important you take the time to read through the stickies in the forum.
They are here to help educate members on the best practices in caring for budgies for the birds' optimum health and well being.

As Star has indicated, Covering the top and three sides of the cage will help your budgie feel safer and more secure.
Play music on low for him.

Your budgie needs to be able to settle into his new environment for a couple of days.

After a couple of days, you can start sitting next to his cage and read, talk or sing to him so he will become used to your presence.
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He's doing much better now. Earlier he felt confident enough to chirp and continued to try and find a escape route. I played some music for him and he's calmed down again. I successfully changed his water and took a chance and tried to give him some millet and he ate it!
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Please give him plenty of time to adjust and don't force yourself onto him. Always move slowly and deliberately. He'll respond positively as he becomes comfortable with you and his surroundings.
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