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I just got a new Parakeet from PetSmart I have never had a bird before and I believe it’s a male as the cere is definitely a blue color but it’s been about 10 or so days and he’s still pretty nervous and scared when I am around sometimes but at night it gets kinda hot and I love the cold so I have this fan that I point at my bed where I’m sleeping and ISNT pointed at Sif will start to freak out a lot he will start flying around his cage a lot I only did it 3 times each in different nights to see if he was reacting to it and it he was so I want to know if there’s anything I can do to use my fan without Sif getting scared I wouldn’t say the fan is too loud but it’s louder then my computer running

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To me it sounds like your budgie sees your fan as a predator and, as a prey animal, is afraid the fan is after him and is trying to get away. Do you cover the budgies cage at night? Covering the cage is recommended anyway and it helps your budgie to feel secure. Have the cage as far away as possible from the fan. If this doesn't work, you may need to either go without the fan, or move the budgie into another room at night (you'll need to get him used to the new room before leaving him in there at night).


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If you post pictures we can confirm your budgies gender. Females have blue on their ceres when they are young.
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Sif is covered at night always because what I read to do that night time you gotta cover the cage I would assume itís too loud but Iíll try moving it far as possible

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If you post pictures we can confirm your budgies gender. Females have blue on their ceres when they are young.
Is that true? I didnít know that Iím assuming itís a young bird but idk really I canít provide very good pictures only cus itís hard to see through the cage

This is the best picture I can get as itís hard to see through the cage
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Hi, and welcome to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is male.

Is the fan on during the daytime when the budgie's cage is uncovered? He needs to get used to the sound during the day so he knows what it is at night.

Additionally, you should have a portion of the cage uncovered at night and a night light on in the room so he is less likely to have night frights.

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If his forehead feathers are white without any dark bars (lines), he's at least 6 months old so as a male his cere will be a darker royal blue as I see it.
Very important that the fan is never directed toward your bird. He'll get used to the sound in the room but air directed away from him. Cage covering and night light in the room are both great ideas to keep him comfortable.
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Hi, and welcome to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is male.

Is the fan on during the daytime when the budgie's cage is uncovered? He needs to get used to the sound during the day so he knows what it is at night.

Additionally, you should have a portion of the cage uncovered at night and a night light on in the room so he is less likely to have night frights.

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No I havnt done that yet if I were to try it and my bird starts to freak out and fly around should I stop? or should I keep it on?
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Hi, and welcome to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is male.

Is the fan on during the daytime when the budgie's cage is uncovered? He needs to get used to the sound during the day so he knows what it is at night.

Additionally, you should have a portion of the cage uncovered at night and a night light on in the room so he is less likely to have night frights.

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No I havnt done that yet if I were to try it and my bird starts to freak out and fly around should I stop? or should I keep it on?
Great news! I just turned on my fan during the day and Sif isn’t flying around frantically he might be a little nervous he seems kinda antsy but he’s not flying around in fright anymore! So I’m assuming he now just needs to get used to it and he will not be nervous at all thank you for the advice! I need my fan as I am used to colder wheather the summer here’s rarely but can get to the 100s
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Keep in mind in the future that anything new to your budgie should be introduced gradually.

Some budgies cannot accept new perches or toys in their cages without becoming accustomed to them outside of their cage first. If this turns out to be the case with Sif, put the new item outside the cage but within his sight for a few days. Then, for a few additional days, attach it to the outside of the cage before ever trying to introduce it inside the cage.

I'm glad to hear Sif is becoming accustomed to the fan now during the daylight hours.
That will make it much easier for him to accept during the night.
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