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Old 03-20-2015, 03:45 AM
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Hey guys!
I was just reading something and just need to know for sure because It is an old book.
So, is it true that it is a terrible idea to have brightly coloured food dishes and toys because budgies hate colour? And is it true that you should never put your hands in the cage to change the food and water bowls??
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I have never heard of them hating bright colours, in fact my guys seem attracted to bright colours if anything. They do seem wary of certain colours sometimes.
I was wondering how would you change the food and water without using your hands
Only joking, when you first bring him home yes he will be flighty when you place your hands into the cage but of course you do nee to change the feed and water and papers in the bottom of the cage .
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I have never heard of them hating bright colours, in fact my guys seem attracted to bright colours if anything. They do seem wary of certain colours sometimes.
I was wondering how would you change the food and water without using your hands
Only joking, when you first bring him home yes he will be flighty when you place your hands into the cage but of course you do nee to change the feed and water and papers in the bottom of the cage .
Ok thank you! Yeah, I was really confused as to how I would change stuff without putting my hands in....
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Budgies actually see color better than we do.
Many budgies have "favorite" colors and some have a color they simply don't like but all of mine seem to love every color of the rainbow (and then some).

When you first get your budgie, you'll want to let him settle into his new cage without bothering him. You'll probably cover the top and three sides of the cage for a day or so in order that he feels more safe. During that time, you'll sit and talk, sing or read to him for a period of 10-15 minutes 3 or 4 times each day. This will help him get used to your voice and begin to learn to trust you.

When it's time to change his food and water and clean up his papers, just move slowly and calmly and talk to him reassuringly while you are doing it. By not making sudden or jerky movements, you will help put him at ease.
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Budgies actually see color better than we do.
Many budgies have "favorite" colors and some have a color they simply don't like but all of mine seem to love every color of the rainbow (and then some).

When you first get your budgie, you'll want to let him settle into his new cage without bothering him. You'll probably cover the top and three sides of the cage for a day or so in order that he feels more safe. During that time, you'll sit and talk, sing or read to him for a period of 10-15 minutes 3 or 4 times each day. This will help him get used to your voice and begin to learn to trust you.

When it's time to change his food and water and clean up his papers, just move slowly and calmly and talk to him reassuringly while you are doing it. By not making sudden or jerky movements, you will help put him at ease.
Cool, TY for the info!
Oh and btw, if I play music, what is a good type? Because I listen to more heavy stuff or punky stuff, like Nickelback or Greenday, and I know that isn't too productive... So should I listen to softer stuff around my bird? Ty
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Every budgie seems to have his/her own taste in music just like people do. I'd try some various types of music [please don't blast the music loudly] and see which types your budgie respond favorably to. I can always tell when mine like a particular piece/style or rendition of music because they will respond by chirping/singing or "dancing".

When you aren't around and are playing music for "background" interest for him then I'd definitely choose something softer.
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Every budgie seems to have his/her own taste in music just like people do. I'd try some various types of music [please don't blast the music loudly] and see which types your budgie respond favorably to. I can always tell when mine like a particular piece/style or rendition of music because they will respond by chirping/singing or "dancing".

When you aren't around and are playing music for "background" interest for him then I'd definitely choose something softer.
Cool! Haha that would be so cute! Dancing budgies! My uncle had a budgie with an obsession with dance music... he rocked out so hard on his swing, it was really cute
Thanks for the advice!!
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Deb is right, different birds have different tastes in music. Personally I like all types of music except rap. I have different species of birds. One loved Edith Piaf especially when singing in French, another love Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Others have love Irish music. One day when coming home from a bird show, warm day and I had windows down in the car and a rock song came on the radio. We were sitting at a red light, two lanes of traffic and the birds started singing their heads off. Scared the hell out of the people in the car next to me.

When the 2000 Olympics were on in Sydney I was watching the opening ceremony. I had a Rainbow Lorikeet in the living room with me and he loved all of the entertainment, that is until the Marching Bands came on and he sat there and blew raspberries at the tv.

And yes birds can have likes and dislikes with colour. A friend had a Cockatoo and if he wore anything black into the aviary the bird would attack him. Any other colour and the bird loved him.
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Deb is right, different birds have different tastes in music. Personally I like all types of music except rap. I have different species of birds. One loved Edith Piaf especially when singing in French, another love Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Others have love Irish music. One day when coming home from a bird show, warm day and I had windows down in the car and a rock song came on the radio. We were sitting at a red light, two lanes of traffic and the birds started singing their heads off. Scared the hell out of the people in the car next to me.

When the 2000 Olympics were on in Sydney I was watching the opening ceremony. I had a Rainbow Lorikeet in the living room with me and he loved all of the entertainment, that is until the Marching Bands came on and he sat there and blew raspberries at the tv.

And yes birds can have likes and dislikes with colour. A friend had a Cockatoo and if he wore anything black into the aviary the bird would attack him. Any other colour and the bird loved him.

That's too funny about the car. Yes my guys hate red for some reason I don't know why. They love love when I change my nail polish and see new colors so far green is a big hit.
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Cool, TY for the info!
Oh and btw, if I play music, what is a good type? Because I listen to more heavy stuff or punky stuff, like Nickelback or Greenday, and I know that isn't too productive... So should I listen to softer stuff around my bird? Ty
Personally, my budgie loves classical music and I have a Pandora station set for just classical music for him while I'm away at school. He also goes crazy when I practice violin and "sings" with my playing My budgie tends to hate computer generated music like dubstep though and will flinch a lot when any of those songs play so I tend not to listen to that around him
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