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Old 09-07-2015, 03:05 PM
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I've had my budgies for a lil over 3 weeks now and we just got a new cage built. Only it came out muuch bigger than we anticipated. The last cage I could hold up with two fingers, this one is a two people need to carry it cage. So the only place with any room is the living room. My living room and kitchen are connected and the light in the kitchen stays on at night. Will my budgies be able to sleep with the lights on? In the other cage we used to put them on top a table in the dark in a spare room. Will they be able to adjust?

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Old 09-07-2015, 03:14 PM
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We always used to cover the cage of our birds.

Jimmy does not like his cage covered and since I got his new big cage, he has not been covered at all.
Most likely, your birds will settle just fine (Jimmy, my bird, is napping now with the light on and not at all bothered). So I'm certain they will settle just fine.

Perhaps you could cover one end of the cage? So that they have a darker area if they want it? I'm not sure if this is a good idea, I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to let you know, but I don't think you have to worry about your birds not being able to sleep.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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Is there a way the lights on the kitchen can be dimmed down to a maximum (this will also save on the electrical bill)?
Budgies need to have a good amount of unperturbed sound sleep and it's also important for them to realize when it's time for them to sleep for the night and to not have mixed scheduling.

You can also cover your budgies' cage with a dark cloth in order to block the bright light coming from the kitchen.
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Another possibility is if you need to have a light on in the kitchen for a reason, would maybe a nightlight be sufficient?
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Wiki's cage is covered if the light is on at night - Prevue Hendryx make great large cage covers from light, non-tempting material that have a front flap. I usually top that off with a towel for warmth.

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I also use the Prevue Hendryx Cage covers on my birds' cages and leave 3/4 of the one side open so they get enough light to see which helps prevents night frights.

I would suggest you try using a night light in the kitchen (as Therm recommended) and try covering the top and three sides of the cage at night.

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Thank you everyone! I will try the covering of the cage idea, thanks for the advice!
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we have a big cage with four budgies in it their my brothers birds but i cover them with a sheet because they sleep in the livingroom and the boys stay up and sleep with the tv on if no one turns it off but a sheet works good i use a twin size its big enough to cover the cage but i hope this helps!! hahaha but we don't have the money for a nice cover so a sheet works wonders!
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

I agree with all the advice given. Generally it's best to have the room dark and the cage covered during the night, with a nightlight

I hope to see some pictures of your budgies soon and it's great to have you on the forums! If you have any further questions, please ask as we'd love to help

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There are a few reasons behind covering the cages, the night frights is one some budgies do have these and the cover helps eliminate shadows or small animals like mice, spiders and the such from getting into the cages, another reason is a budgies body clock is governed by the amount of light and the production of eggs also .
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