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Old 07-02-2015, 08:49 PM
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I just wanted to ask your advice about Oreo, we're a day short of a week together, and the status is good, he seems to be adjusting well, he's eating and he's very curious and very, very smart. I also have a picture! Finally, haha I just wanted to give him some time to familiarize himself with his surroundings before sticking my camera in his face. However, we're in a bit of a dilemma: the first couple of days he was adjusting he loved his chew toy and spent hours on in…then, he discovered that his swing had a mirror on one side and since then it is his favorite place to be…he'll fly around and sit on his other perches but he always comes back to his swing and he'll interact with the mirror, chirp to it, and peck at it too…the problem is, I've been interacting with him, and he'll step up onto my finger but he always goes back to his swing as soon as possible. Also, today he tried to bite me several times when I attempted to touch the mirror…I'd read posts about the dangers of mirror bonding, but I don't know what to do, I want to take it away but I'm afraid I won't have a chance to with him sitting next to it so much. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:06 PM
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Ya, that is a common problem with single budgies - they start to bond with their "mirror friend". Simply take the swing away. No apologies and no guilt. You can also re arrange the rest of his cage, so that it's a fresh start. Good luck
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I agree with Dee, take the swing away. Mirror's seem to cause this problem pretty regularly. Oreo is a very good looking bird, and I'm sure the progress you've already had is leading to a great friendship....
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I agree with what the others said. It's best to take his mirror out...if you feel a little pang of guilt for it or don't want him to see you do it you can take him out of his cage and have someone in another room hold him for a few minutes while you rearrange his cage. Perhaps you can get a few more toys and a new swing with sans mirrors so it would be a great distraction and something new for him to discover upon being put back in his cage.


Beautiful boy too, by the way
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Oh I tell him how pretty he is all the time thank you!

I will take all of your advice, Ms Mascara Rabbit you're right, I do feel guilty but I guess its good in the long run…I'll just have to spoil him with some more toys in the meantime
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Oh I tell him how pretty he is all the time thank you!

I will take all of your advice, Ms Mascara Rabbit you're right, I do feel guilty but I guess its good in the long run…I'll just have to spoil him with some more toys in the meantime
I went through the SAME issue with my Little Beau Pete. He might sulk for a day or so but will get over it pretty fast. Especially if he has new bell toys! and preening toys. Its like the budgies equivalent to our bubble wrap(preening toys)! hehe
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I have had birds like yours that love to spend a lot of time at their mirror. It is pretty normal for a lot of birds to do this.
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I agree with all the advice given above Mirrors shouldn't be given to single budgies because they bond with them, so don't worry. Even though you might feel bad, it's for Oreo's own good! He's gorgeous by the way, it's nice to meet your handsome chap
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I braved it out and removed his mirror today. He seems to be fairing pretty well, no more just solo sitting on the swing but he's spending time on his edible perch (see photo below ) and he flew back on his chew toy for a while this morning. Does he look like a little boy to you folks?

Also, does anybody have suggestions about ways of introducing veggies into the diet? I keep putting them in a food cup but it generates no interest at all, only the seed cup does.
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I went through the SAME issue with my Little Beau Pete. He might sulk for a day or so but will get over it pretty fast. Especially if he has new bell toys! and preening toys. Its like the budgies equivalent to our bubble wrap(preening toys)! hehe
HAha bubble wrap still gives me ADD
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