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Old 03-27-2015, 07:02 PM
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usually i give her 10-12 hours but the last 3 days we have had decoraters in and for this reason my bird has only been getting 7 hours of sleep a night, she does seem tired.

the decorating has stopped now and she will be going back to 10-12 hours a night but i was wondering if those 3 days of sleep deprivation will cause her any harm?

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Old 03-27-2015, 07:17 PM
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I'm no expert, but I think 7 is on the light side, and they may well be tired. I am sure they will be OK. If it happens anymore, I would just cover their cage well for an additional few hour's of darkness....
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It's lovely that you're so thoughtful about your baby girl, I know some people don't give any thought to that at all.
Although budgies are supposed to get 10-12 hours of sleep at night, Mallorn gets about 7 every night, because I have to get up early for school and she stays with me doing work until 10 at night. However, she loves napping, and catches up on her sleep during the quiet hours before I get home. She's adapted quite well to this, and she's perfectly healthy.
Budgies, since they are so clever, know exactly how to get the sleep they need, not to worry! As long as you aren't blasting obnoxious rap music 24/7 (which I doubt) then little Jessie will be fine
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It's much like with us - If we have to go with less than our usual sleep for a few days we'll be tired, but given a chance to catch up everything will be fine again. I'm sure your bird will be fine after three short nights once she has caught up!
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Yes they do need a few more hours than that and she might be a little cranky , just like we humans get How exciting having the decorators in though
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