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Old 09-30-2015, 01:38 AM
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I just got my budgie last Saturday and when I'm out of the house I leave yoga music with nature sounds like tropical birds playing for him so he doesn't feel too lonely.

Today I tried something new by layering random nature/bird sounds over my normal music to give him some variety. While browsing YouTube I found a video of budgie sounds and gave it a try.

He went nuts! I faded out the budgies for regular birds and he calmed down. Does he think it's other birds he can't get to? Is it torturing him?


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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new budgie!

If your budgie truly was that agitated and desperately wanted to try to get to the singing budgies, then it's best to not play the budgie sounds in order to not disturb him. You can play regular music as well as nature sounds. The TV works well too for good background noise.
Depending on the amount of hours your budgie will be alone, his personality and how he will bond with you, you may want to consider getting him a same species friend in case he doesn't adjust well to being a solo bird.
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I agree with Aluz. The budgie sound's are something a person has to carfully guage their bird's reaction to, which you have done. My first two seemed to liven up and feel comforted by it, but there are bird's that it can cause more distress than comfort it seems...
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My situation turned out the opposite. In May I brought home 3 baby budgies, all siblings. Beautiful little things but they never made a peep on the drive home or the subsequent days in the cage. My cockatiel sung to them too but they remained insecure and huddled together. I came across budgie aviary sounds on YouTube and clicked on it to see what would happen and my 3 small budgies became very active! I think they associated the noise with their home and in my case, it did help settle them played once or twice daily for the first few weeks. Now they are loud, chatty and very happy little soldiers and don't need their dose of aviary noise, now they create their own
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I think it really depends.
My first budgie seemed upset when I played budgie noises. He would call out for them non-stop & i didn't think it was very healthy for him. However, I play them for Ducky while she's home alone as it gets her a lot more chirpy and active. She never really calls out looking for other budgies, she just enjoys it as though they're there with her.
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I think it's fine to play nature sound as long as they don't upset him. But if you don't have enough time to interact and socialize with your budgie, you should seriously consider getting another budgie to keep him company.
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All my budgies perked up and relaxed when I fist brought them home with budgie sounds. Now they half ignore them. They seem to almost prefer the wild bird sounds, perhaps because of all the wild birds they see and hear just outside the window where their cage is.
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Welcome to the forums!

I agree with all the above, it depends on the bird and the body language you observe when you play the bird sounds. Some budgies like it and it helps them feel safe, to other budgies it makes them nervous

I would say in your case you should play different kinds of noises, I'm sure he'll settle in in no time.

It's great to have you with us and feel free to ask any other questions you have as we'd love to help! We'd love to see some pictures of your little one soon, too, when you get the chance
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