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Old 01-22-2015, 02:23 PM
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We got a beautiful little parakeet "Squints" on Christmas Day. We got him from a recommended bird store and the owner estimated he was around 8 months old. We were told by a different bird store owner to immediately take him out of the cage immediately and have him get used to us. Within days we were able to have him out of the cage for long stretches. We are a month in and he spends most of his day out of his cage perched on our shoulders. He is ok with us cuddling him, kissing him, petting him and has even fallen asleep on our chest occasionally. We are very affectionate with him and so far, he seems receptive.

He's so sweet and my kids (12 and 7) are great with him. My only concern is he is very quiet. Though he does chirp occasionally it's not very often, maybe twice a day? And he has yet to play with toys. What we do have we rotate in his cage. We also have a table top play gym he hangs out on and he won't touch the toys on that either. We try to engage him, but he's not the slightest bit interested in those toys. He's not interested in eating any fruits or vegetables yet.

Beyond that, he honestly can sit on our shoulders most of the day happily. I just don't know if the playing thing isn't happening because of his personality or we're doing something wrong.

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Hi and welcome

He sounds lovely to me ... It's only been a month so he is probably still settling in at the moment - are you sure he is a male? If you post some pictures then we can tell you for sure
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Welcome to TB! I think your bird is rather quiet because it still needs to get used to it's new surroundings. I would like to see a picture of your bird.
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Hello, and welcome to talk budgies...would love to see pics of Squint...I like that name too...
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I have found that my budgies are quieter when getting the most attention.. in other words if your Budgie is out of the cage most of the time and on your shoulder he is quiet satisfied.. Not all budgies are like that but some are.. Females tend to be a little less vocal ... but it seems to depend on the personality of the bird too.. also it is true that while acclimating to a new environment they will be cautious.. its birding sense not to call attention to oneself until they know they are safe.. ( just my two cents )
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Hello and welcome, perhaps as your budgie has been involved with you since early on he is assuming that is his place to be. I have a hand raised budgie who is very people orientated he in fact sleeps on my chest, sits on my shoulder or any where he feels comfortable.
He will interact with my other budgies but always comes back to me I am his flock in his eyes.
In other words he doesn't realize he isn't a human!
Play him some budgie sounds from You Tube, encourage him to play with toys he should be left in his cage alone so he realizes some time he will be alone. You never know when he might need to be placed in his cage for his own good or an emergency.
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Here is my cute little guy. I have said a few times that either he thinks he's human or thinks we are all birds. When I do have to leave for long stretches during the day I'll put a dvd on for him with nature scenes and music. I know they are susceptible to loneliness and with his lack of playfulness, I don't want him just sitting there all day with no stimulation.

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What a sweetheart!

Maybe it's just in his personality to be more quiet?
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Squints is ADORABLE!! What a cutie-pie.

He's obviously a happy and healthy little fellow and quite happy to be part of his "human flock" so I'd count my blessings and enjoy every minute you have with this wonderfully handsome guy.

Playing the DVDs with nature scenes and music for him is perfect. Squints definitely is enjoying the good life!
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