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Hello I am a new budgie owner (5weeks) and just love our little fellow already. Have had so many questions already and love this site.
The last week or so it seems Tweet Tweet is always stretching his wings and legs. Like, all the time. I don't really let him out yet, (his wings aren't clipped and the one time I let him out it took me over 24 hours to get him back).
Is he just stretching, needing more time out of the cage or is it more than that? He's doing it so much!
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

Tweet Tweet sounds like he's very sweet sweet

There definitely is tons of information and wonderful people who will help you with everything

To me it sounds like he's just stretching. Sometimes my little bird is more "cramped" than usual and she stretches a lot in one day, other times she doesn't stretch at all. How big is his cage? The minimum recommended size for budgies is 18x18x18, which gives them enough space to stretch effectively

I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures of your little friend when you have the chance!

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As your budgie has experienced being out of his cage he is probably a little restless to be free once more, is he also pacing up and down his perch a bit? Are you working on getting him used to stepping up and sitting on your hand so you can get him home if he is out.
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Your little guy - (what is his name?) is probably wanting the chance to fly around and explore again.

Do you have a small room you can "bird-proof" so you can let him out? Some people use a bathroom to allow their budgie to exercise until it is a bit more tame and will go back in it's cage more easily.
Be sure to cover all windows/mirrors with towels if you choose to do this so he doesn't injure himself.

I have untamed budgies that go back in their cage because I've used positive reinforcement training to teach them they will get a reward when they do so.

Initially, when I was ready for them to go back in the cage I would first dim the lights and pull down the shades in the room. If the radio or TV was on, I turned it off.

Then I would stand by their cage and ringing the bell on one of their toys while telling them, "It's time to go in your cage now!"

Once they went back into the cage, they were given a small bit of millet.

This method worked well and they now go in the cage when asked to do so without the lights being dimmed or the blinds lowered and the TV or radio can stay on.

Getting the millet reward is the best part of "going back home"

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Welcome to talk budgies. Not much I can add to the great advice and info you've already been given so I will just say we would love to see a pic or two...
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Thank you all so much for taking time to help me out. I have since started taking Tweet Tweet out every day and he lives it and always returns to his perch...seems I was worried about nothing there. He still stretches a lot but I'm not concerned as I know he's getting lots of exercise!
Sorry for the delay reposting, I lost the thread! *still new
I have included a picture of Tweet playing Guitar
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Aww, he's just the cutest thing! My budgie "plays" violin just like that--maybe we should have a budgie band! Thank you for sharing his picture with us
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Thank's for shring the pic, he is quite a handsome little fellow and you should show him off as often as possible, we love pics...
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