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Old 06-25-2015, 06:46 PM
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So, I'm fairly new at this bird owning thing. We've had her for a few weeks now. My question is: should we buy her a nest to sleep in? The reason I ask is because the last couple of mornings I have found her sleeping in her food dish, lol! It's not small but not huge either, she just tucks herself into it. Is this normal behavior?

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If you mean nests like the weird furry hammock things, don't do it. They're dangerous as all heck for budgies (fibres being chewed and claws being caught and stuff) annnd...
unless you want your girly to lay unwanted eggs, I wouldn't do it, either? Nests and hammocks and stuff encourage that sorta thing, so i've been told

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Hi Michelle and to Talk Budgies!

Budgies do not need "nests".
Very young budgies often like to sleep in their food dishes but they soon outgrow it. It is a quite normal behavior. Adult budgies will choose to sleep on perches, swings, hanging from the side of the cage and in all sorts of strange and wonderful positions you would never expect.

The "Happy Huts" pet suppliers sell are dangerous to budgies because they can ingest the fibers which can lead to impaction of the crop. Addtionally, they can get their toenails caught in the material which can cause severe injuries.

A nest box should never be put in a budgie's cage unless you have specifically conditioned a pair to breed (AFTER extensive research).
Adding a nest box to a cage promotes broodiness in female budgies which can lead to many health problems if they become a chronic layer.

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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!
You've already received great information regarding your question, so I just wanted to say hello!
It's a pleasure to have you with us and I hope to see some pictures of your little one soon! She looks very sweet in your avatar picture

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I can't really add anything to the thread as Miss faeryBee has done a wonderful job as always, so I too will simply say "HI "
Looking forward to seeing some pictures soon and keep asking these questions.
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