Well Its been almost 2 months since I got Oz! so she is now 6 months old! time flies!!!!!! and shes actually a relatively quiet nice budgie.
She I think will talk because she mumbles now I love to hear her softly mumble! she does it alot usually in the late evening. I have a few concerns though, I read the posts similar to this one and I know some of it is normal but I am concerned.
well, Oz hates to come out of her very nice cage. I did go all out and get her a large nicely done home (maybe that is why she hates to come out) she has toys, food, water and veggies but she wont touch any veggies or fruit even strawberries...
... her home is 17W 17D and 24 TALL.
Everyday around 11 am I take her house down and clean it everyday!!! new cage paper, clean perches and new water as well as refill her food. I also tun this into "playtime" where I stick my finger in and scratch her chest,wings and feet (she seems to love the attention) I also play a game with her and she steps up and I move her from perch to perch.She seems to love it! she gladly steps up, I move her from place to place and she hops on and off. She likes to nibble on my finger and even sits there for a minute or two BUT........If I try to take her out and she realizes that were going toward her cage door she freaks out tries to fly away and if we get her out which rarely happens she flys right back and hurries to get back in!! But soon after all the stress She does calm down and we resume the perch hoping attention game and she seems ok. But why does she never ever want to come out?
FYI... she LOVES being misted with water so we do that 3x a week and mix it in the daily cage cleaning playtime.
I was contemplating getting another budgie but I really don't want more than one as I worry they would bond and I would be second fiddle..........Oz gets alot of attention, but honestly, she seems very content on her own,
I have no idea if she would even want to live with another budgie...........
Also I try to spend time throughout the day with her and many times she prefers to be alone as she just doesn't want to come out.Rarely though, does she not like the finger rubbing on her chest and wings, she likes that attention and trusts me but just does not like to be out with us.
I know shes just a budgie, but gee,..22 hours a day on a perch just hanging out........ is that not boring??? When I look at her she looks happy, she responds to us talking to her either by stretching or jumping on our finger!!( yes she does initiate the attention sometimes) but NEVER EVER will stay with us long enough to " come out and play" ........ any ideas???????
Oh, and lastly, I have 5 toys in her cage from bells wood, rubbery little balls hanging down for her to chew, but we never see her play with anything........... odd?? and these are all approved pet store bought toys from a upscale store that would not sell toys that could hurt her......... but why she wont "play with her toys" is odd
I decided not to get her a mirror.... any thoughts on all this? much appreciated!!! and lastly, these pictures were taken after the playing time and she sure looks happy...............