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Old 02-22-2015, 11:55 AM
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Unhappy Budgie stuck behind wardrobe!! // Now Rescued

Hi all,

My little bird flew through to the bedroom today - something that in the years I've had her she had never previously done - and fluttered down behind the wardrobe which is a couple metres long and also nailed to the wall so cannot be moved.

She's hiding at the very back corner in the dark, obviously very scared, and any attempts to usher her forward by calling to her, and having the only light at the end of the area we're hoping she might walk over to, have proven completely unsuccessful. She's not fully tame and has space to walk but not fly out and we aren't able to move the wardrobe to help her out. Obviously, the sooner she can be returned to her own space and to her food and water the better. Does anyone have any tips or experience with this kind of situation?

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Old 02-22-2015, 11:59 AM
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I'd say get some food and put it at the end and hopefully when she get hungry she'll come to eat...
Do you know if she is hurt at all - is she moving?

Could you bring her cage in and place it at the end with millet inside that she can see?
Also if you had a long stick you could probably put it towards her in hopes that she would 'step up' onto it and pull her out?

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I've tried to get her to step up onto a stick but at no avail. I'll try the idea with her cage and some millet at the end -- I'm very worried about her dehydrating. The gap is very small between the wardrobe and the wall so I worry that she won't be able to see her cage but it sounds like the best bet. Thanks so much. x
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I'd put some spray millet about a foot from one of the "exits" she can leave from. I'd also try to position a flashlight so that the underside and back of the wardrobe is illuminated so she can see. Make sure the flashlight isn't too bright. Try talking to her calmly and reassuringly to help calm her. She'll probably come out once she's calmed down.

As for dehydration, I wouldn't worry too much. In the wild, budgies can go weeks without drinking during times of drought, relying on the leaves and grasses they eat for hydration.
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Great, thanks. I'll definitely go with the plan of having food and her cage near the end. And I'll definitely make sure to keep the hall & room doors closed from now on. She's never left the living room before though, and we tend to keep those doors open so that the bigger bird we have can get enough exercise by doing laps of the house.
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Do you keep your other budgie in the same cage as her? The little guy might help calm her and lure her out with his(?) chirping.
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Remember budgies are curious animals. Something might have caught her eye and before you know it she's out.
My budgie left his room the other day and unfortunately he seems to have enjoyed himself so he's doing it everyday now.
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It happened once with one of my chilhood budgies. I had to unscrew the whole furniture and moving it, the poor boy was so scared wouldn't move. It took two days for him to recover from the scare.
The cage+millet+calling mate is a good idea if he can move, if he can move he will go towards the food. However, if the space between the wall and furniture is very narrow you may end up having to unscrew and moving the whole thing as I did...
I keep mosquito-net curtains on my bedroom and living room doors. They are see-through and let air and light flow but help keeping the budgies where it is safe. I got 2 huge ones for around 10$ at a dollar store.
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I used to but I'm afraid that her mate passed away about a month ago due to what seems to have been a heart attack in the night.

We weren't able to coax her out since the space became tighter toward the far end of the wardrobe so ultimately we literally had to cut through the back of it with tools and coax her through the hole. Thankfully she's now been returned to her cage and seems a little fluffy but not too much worse for wear. Phew!
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I'm so glad you have her out and she's safe now.
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