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Old 09-25-2015, 12:36 PM
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I've been too good to my budgies..I let them out of the cage in the conservatory to fly around every day...I feel sorry for them being caged up.

Problem is they chirp like mad in the morning...so loudly I can hear them from upstairs and they wont stop until I take them into the conservatory and let them out. Also lately they've been a pain and refuse to go back in the cage at night...it's a battle of wills to try and get them in some nights.

Anything I can do to curb both problems?

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Old 09-25-2015, 12:50 PM
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All budgies sing and they are also more active in the morning hours, the happy and excited singing is their way of telling us all is well in their world. Accept and embrace their singing.
By attempting to forbid singing (by covering cages at all times for example or using other less than desirable measures to quiet them down) there can be serious consequences to them and can lead to depression and other behavioural issues.

When it comes to the time they spend out and in the cage, I found with my flock that they respond well to routine and a set schedule. The cage is their safest place and they should feel happy and comfortable there.
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This isn't singing...trust me..it's more like the budgie equivalent of shouting. They get really excited when I get set to let them out of the cage and they exit like they are on fire
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Screeching is also part of singing, they also screech when happy/excited.
I have 8 budgies and 6 lovebirds, my household can get noisy but instead of focusing on the loudness (which doesn't bother me) I see this as a positive thing, because I know my flock is happy and healthy.
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This isn't singing...trust me..it's more like the budgie equivalent of shouting. They get really excited when I get set to let them out of the cage and they exit like they are on fire
May be its their way of telling you to let them out
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When I had Jimmy, he went crazy to come out of his cage and he was fairly noisy. He's been a lot quieter since he got Jay as his friend and his new cage and I open there cage every day still and they sometimes don't come out at all, sometimes for a short time.

With Jimmy, I found he had times when he'd want to eat before bed. If you can find if your birds have a routine time they go to their cage for food and shut them in then, problem solved. Easier said than done, I know.
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Birds respond well to routine and positive reinforcement. My girl loves being out too, and if I don't want her to come out and she's screaming at me, I ignore her. This seems a little mean but budgies are the mental equivalent of a human toddler, and you must ignore "bad" behavior and reward "good" behavior. If you let them out at a certain time every day without giving in to their screaming before and after, chances are they will see that it doesn't matter what they do, they aren't coming out until you say so. As for getting them in the cage, keep their food in the cage to get them to eat. They may go in on their own, and if not, you can form some sort of ritual (like tapping on the cage or ringing one of their toys) and saying something like "Come on, time for bed!" Offer them millet to tempt them and eventually they will learn that if they heed your words, they get a special treat This worked like a charm with my girl!
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