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Old 08-02-2015, 08:08 PM
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Default My budgie doesn't like to leave the swing

My budgie has both wings clipped and he never likes to leave the swing in his cage, he has a few toys in there and a ladder, but he just sits on his swing all the time. He also doesn't chirp. Can anyone help?

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They love swing's so that is nothing to be alarmed by. He is still very new so being quiet isn't real alarming either. Do you sit by the cage and read or talk to him ? Playing TV or music for him when your not around will help get him more relaxed too. Have you ever played budgie sound's for him off utube ?
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How long have you had your budgie? How much time do you spend near your budgie's cage? Does you budgie have long periods of silence, or do you leave the TV/radio on for him when you are away? Is he eating ok? It would help if you could tell us a little bit more about your budgie and your situation.

It might be a good idea to take the swing out. Budgies can get obsessed with a certain toy to the point where it won't do anything else but sit by it. He will forget about the swing shortly after you remove it and it may encourage him to explore his cage. Also try to leave some music playing at a soft volume for your budgie to keep him company if you are not with him. Silence can make budgies feel insecure and scared.

What is your budgie's name? We'd love to see pictures if you have them!!!

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Default No budgie sounds

I read to him, sing, and talk to him whenever I'm in my room, which is usually most of the time. But I have never played budgie sounds on YouTube. Would that be good for him?
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Yes, try some budgie sounds! That may perk him up!

I saw your other post where you said you just got Lemon. He is sooooo cute, he looks a lot like my little Penry. I think there is something special about that color budgie, they just seem to be really sweet and affectionate (Or....maybe I'm biased, haha!).

Since he is so new, I wouldn't worry at all about him sitting on the swing all the time. He is just getting used to his new cage and his new environment. He will settle in soon and begin exploring. You can try to put some millet in the cage to encourage him to explore a bit.
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And yes whenever I am away I turn on the radio and put it to a low volume

He is eating fine, pellets and seeds. His cage isn't far from where I spend most of my time in the room so I talk to him most of the day. At night I usually read to him and there usually isn't much alone time for him. Exept when I go to town or stuff like that

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Your little one is still brand new and some bird's start getting comfortable in day's, while other's take week's. He is used to hearing, and seeing other bird's so the lack of that is added to the stress of a brand new enviroment. It is great that he is eating pellet's along with seed already...
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It's very normal for a new budgie not to move around much. Your little fellow needs time to settle in. It is great that he's eating pellets along with his seed already.
My budgies all love their swings.

Your budgie may have decided the swing is his "favorite" place to perch because it is the highest place in his cage.
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Sorry guys, I should have reworded it, he eats the pellets when they are on my hand inside the cage. But rarely not in my hand but I have seen him eat them without my cage. But he much prefers the seeds
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Sorry guys, I should have reworded it, he eats the pellets when they are on my hand inside the cage. But rarely not in my hand but I have seen him eat them without my cage. But he much prefers the seeds
That is also normal (well-- abnormal, but in a good way!). Most budgies prefer seed even though pellets are better for them. Usually when a budgie is brand new it wont even look at pellets, so it is great yours will eat them from your hand. Once you budgie gets settled in you can start transitioning him to a pellet-based diet. I think he will do well
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