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Old 10-10-2015, 02:27 PM
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I'm moving my fairly new budgies to a much bigger cage and am nervous about picking them up as they are not hand tame, any suggestions for me so that this transfer has minimal stress for them?

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Old 10-10-2015, 04:12 PM
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To make it less stressful for your budgies, take everything out of their current cage except for one perch.

Set up the new cage and include a favorite treat, such as some millet.
Put the two cages side by side with the doors open and facing one another.

Stand back and let the budgies move of their own accord. This may take some time, but when they get hungry or thirsty they'll move over into the new cage to eat and drink.

Let us know how it goes for you.
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Thanks! I really appreciate it.
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This method works very well, I do this also very frequently every time I return home from a vet visit. Most come out with me, but some are stubborn. I do exactly what Deb said and they go back home in there own time. A little verbal encouragement usually helps also! Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:34 PM
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Yeah! It worked! At first I had two smaller doors hooked up, and they weren't doing anything, but I then hooked up the bigger ones and they hopped right in! So happy they have way more room now! Thanks so much guys!

P.S. I actually forgot to add a treat, but they went in anyway.

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Excellent! I'm glad they are now enjoying their new mansion.
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I'm so glad the transition went smoothly and I'm sure they're loving their new posh abode
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Hrm, I'm not sure I believe you. I think we need some pics of the budgies in their new home to prove it worked
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glad everything went well.
I had tried that method, but the gap between the two cages was much too big to comfortably leave them to their own devices, plus I think I had some other issues, that made the setup unsafe.

I ended up simply picking them up, and transferring them into the cage. They gave me the stink-eye for a little bid, then had a ravaging game of 'follow the leader' around the cage a couple of times.

if you are calm and swift, it's over withing a few minutes.

Alas, all went well
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Yay! so glad that they are in their new home, and thoroughly enjoying it! I find too that the higher my voice goes and the more excited I sound, the faster this seems to go, at least with mine.
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