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Old 07-20-2015, 05:33 PM
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So it's been about a month since I first brought my budgie, Taco, home.
I'm new to budgie ownership but I've done tons of reading, and I truly feel that I've been doing my best with her. Her cage is large, with toys and treats (but not too many to make it crowded). She gets food and clean water everyday and I clean her cage at least once a week.
I've also been spending time with her every day. Not too much as to overwhelm her, but I'll sit next to the cage and speak to her or sing to her. We play the "blinking game" together which she really seems to enjoy. I've also started just placing my open hand in the cage with some seeds in it, trying each day to get a little closer to her. I want her to trust me all in her own time and I'm patient.
So here's the thing...she seems content, and she has her moments where she'll get extra playful and chirp and sing and bob her head. But most of the time, she sits quietly on the top perch and doesn't move much at all.
I am at work during the day and I leave the radio on for her, and I guess I can't know what she does while I'm gone but I just worry that she's unhappy or that she'll never really come out of her shell.
Am I expecting too much, one month in? Will she liven up? I guess I'm just worried that she's going to sit in the same spot for the next ten years and have a horribly boring life

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Old 07-20-2015, 05:42 PM
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I'd give her a few more weeks to see if she becomes more active.
Some budgies are simply more laid-back than others.

If you are concerned that she is bored or depressed, you can consider getting her a little budgie friend so she will have companionship. If you do choose to get a friend for her, please remember to quarantine the new budgie for a period of 4-6 weeks before introducing them.

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When you say she simply sits there, what is it you would actually like her to be doing ? Budgies do like to sit and nap and just be budgies. I am sure she is fine as Deborah suggested perhaps getting her budgie friend would help you feel more happier regarding her welfare.
Some budgies are literally people orientated and can't bare to be away from their human these budgies are often ones that have been hand raised and interact with the their humans all day .
Some budgies are happy being fed and kept healthy but keep to themselves, they are all different and have a different personality.
You have had your Taco a short time and as you said you do have to go to work and he is alone perhaps a budgie friend would be good for him keep being the caring owner you are and see what happens.
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