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Old 12-11-2017, 06:21 PM
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My parents own additional birds that are housed in the opposite side of the house to my budgie, Beverly. These include some parrots, two cockatoos, and an african gray. They've been around longer than I have, and all except the african gray have hated me since the minute I was born, I am not allowed to go near them, so I have no control over them. My mom and dad own them, I am strictly prohibited from entering the room they live in. But back to the core point,

Sometimes these birds will scream (that's what I call it, but, it's not "screaming," it's just their default chirps,) and if they get loud enough, Beverly will raise her voice and join in with their screaming, and once, when they stopped, she chirped loudly to try and rile them up.

Thankfully, they are a good distance apart that they sound very quiet to her, and they cannot hear her. Again, they are housed in opposite corners of the house, separated by two doors and a large room.

Is this okay? She doesn't sound distressed when she joins in, and she doesn't ever get loud enough for them to even hear her, but, I still worry. I don't have the opportunity to get her a cage-mate at the moment, but, I worry her hearing them may make her want one badly. If that's a high possibility, I can work towards getting her one.

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Old 12-11-2017, 06:34 PM
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It's best that you not even think about getting another budgie. Beverly will be just fine on her own and you need to take the time to get to know her personality and work with her one-on-one.

The birds in the other room are not upsetting her. She is just "bird-talking" to them.
When you aren't in the room with Beverly, playing music or the TV on low for her will keep her company.

I'm changing the title of your thread and asking that you ask any additional questions in this thread rather than starting new threads.
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Alright, thank you! I'm new to forums, terribly sorry for that.

I'm glad I most likely won't need to get her a cage-mate, because, I got her for company, and to add a bit of structure to my life, and if she has a cage mate, I'll still love her obviously but it defeats that purpose. There's still purpose, just, not the main one.

I assumed she was simply speaking with them, but, I was a little worried and just wanted to check. Thank you again for all the help!
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Beverly seemed a little afraid, and while I'd speak to her, when I was done, she'd go right back to being afraid.

I turned the tv onto a 3 hour video of soft piano music, but will the lights of the tv scare her, or should the piano music be calming enough that it's okay?

She hasn't made any distressed noises since it began playing, so I'm gonna assume the lights aren't scaring her because she is very vocal with her fears, but I just wanna check.
 
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The light of the TV should be fine I'm sure she appreciates the soft music!

It's always good to have some sound in the background as birds perceive silence as danger
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:33 PM
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This isn't a question, just a statement, but today is the first day Beverly has ever let me touch her. She was sitting in her cage, and I moved my hand slowly towards her, and, she didn't back away. I got kinda brave and gently pet her, and, she actually let me do it. Usually she'd fly away or nip at me, but she allowed me to pet her. Four times today she has allowed me to pet her, which is 4 more than has ever let me do that. So naturally, I'm pretty excited. I'm gonna give her some downtime now, but I just thought that'd be good to know.

Now here's a question- Can someone help me with teaching her to eat fruits and vegetables? If there's a pre-existing thread on it I can't find, a link would be appreciated. At the moment I'm trying giving her a Nutri-Berry along with her normal food to try and get her to accidentally eat some of the fruit chunks in them, but she refuses to touch it. The other day I gave her a slice of banana and she used it as a perch so I really need some help getting her to see this stuff as food.

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Old 01-13-2018, 01:21 PM
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Excellent progress with Beverly!

With regard to fruits and vegetables, please be aware that fruits should only be given perhaps once or twice a week as they are high in sugar content.
It is much better to feed healthy vegetables.

Please read the stickies at the top of the Diet and Nutrition section of the forum on how to get your budgie to try new foods.

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Congrats on your progress!

Just be sure when you pat beverly you only do so on her chest or head. Touching a bird on it's back or tail stimulates their mating response.
 



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