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Old 09-08-2015, 02:52 PM
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Default Budgies first few days - What was your experience?

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Sydney has now been home for just over 24 hours and seems to be settling in well. He's very inquisitive, he comes to the front of his cage to watch me and the dogs. He also seems to respond well when I talk, he listens and chirps back. I'm trying not to crowd him or make too much of a fuss but even when I'm not near his cage he seems to be watching us. He's been chirping on and off today, after a fairly quiet first evening, which has been lovely. He's also been eating and drinking no problems and is having a proper nosey round his cage.
I'm happy with how it's going so far. I'm going to start chatting to him even more and for longer over the next day or two, see how he responds and take it from there.
I'd love to hear others experiences of the first few days/weeks, also anyone with any advice or suggestions please share!
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:21 PM
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I had quite a different experience than I think most members have had in the first couple of days When I got my Baby from a breeder at 6 weeks old I figured when shes in my home I will put her in her cage and let her settle, the normal routine. But to my surprise Baby would climb out as I was shutting the door and just wanted to cuddle all evening, which was adorable. We cuddled for 6 hours straight the next day and that's how I spent my first days with my best friend. She is quite clingy but has become more independent with age
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That's so sweet! It just goes to show how different they all are I'm really pleased with how Sydney has settled so far and looking forward to what lies ahead.
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You are both extremely lucky, usually when you first bring home a baby budgie or a new budgie they are very scared and stressed. They often will simply sit still like a statue and not do anything.
Take things slowly and as much as you would love to rush in and do so many things patience is the word that helps here.
Start off reading out loud to your new friend so they realize your voice is a friendly and happy interaction.
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First experience..let's see. Lina was playful and began chirping while exploring her cage on her first day. The second day until the 10th day she was quiet,sitting still and afraid. But then she started to chirp again and be less afraid of me..I am talking to her since day 1 as if she is a human. Aries is a different case.He was handfed and he was singing since the first day. Nick was very afraid from the start...and it took much longer to make him feel comfortable.
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It's day four for us now and still going well. He approaches me when I change his food and water so I have started to put my hand next to the cage whilst talking to him. He doesn't seem in the slightest bit bothered. I'm being very cautious not to take this for granted though, I would hate to have a set back now. So we are continuing to get to know each other slowly. He appears to be quite a character already!
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You're doing great! I'm so glad everything's going so well with Sydney
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