My budgie squeezes into tight spaces...is this normal?
On a previous thread I posted today I mentioned that I bought a new baby budgie ( 2 months old) from the pet store....and right now he seems very scared and frantic. He still continues to jump around the cage a lot and screech loudly. However, what I've noticed is that he has a habit of squeezing himself or trying to squeeze himself through very tight places in the cage while he is jumping around. For example, he likes to squeeze himself in the space between his food bowl and the cage wall and he also likes to squeeze inbetween the cage wall and his toys. These spaces are very cramped and I'm afraid he'll get hurt. Is this behavior normal?
Yes, it's quite normal for budgies to squeeze into tight places which is why it is always recommended that cage bars be spaced no more than 1/2" apart. With any wider spacing, a budgie can get his head stuck between the bars.