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Old 10-23-2015, 07:33 AM
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Long story short, Angieís a worried momma. I got my baby bird Quinn four days ago to be my emotional support animal, as suggested by my therapist Ė and Iím so happy to have him, but as a new budgie owner I have some very real worries.

Will anyone set me straight/answer more of the questions that have arisen over the past few days? I hope I'm not spamming this sub-forum with my newbie questions. Anyways, here are some of the things that I found strange, or a little off, when observing my new friend + some things Iím not sure about:
  • He sticks out a leg and extends a wing when I approach Ė is he very scared?
  • He drinks very little; Iíve only ever seen him take one sip at a time.
  • He doesnít nap during the day like Iíve heard he should. Will this be detrimental to his health? I live in the projects, so the noise would probably be a long-term problem for little Quinn.
  • How much should I leave the cage covered/uncovered? He seems more comfortable with it covered, chirping and eating and everything - but would this be counter-productive when it comes to him getting used to me?
  • I've noticed that when he's preening, he puts his foot in his beak a lot/looks like he's eating his foot. Is that normal?
  • I have been taking him out of his cage for short periods of time maybe once or twice a day, he has stepped up onto my finger and even stood there preening. The reason why I did this is because his cage is very small money is tight but I've made getting Quinn a bigger cage my priority, I promise. Do the cons outweigh the pros when I do this? What are the consequences? If he's been terrified of me doing this (I'm a bad judge of budgie behavior), will it cause him to be scared of me for the rest of his life?
  • He doesn't ever fly, not in his cage and not when I've taken him out of it. He seems to prefer jumping around inside his cage (and when he does, I've often seen him falling or slipping to the bottom.) I'm really worried that he might hurt himself.
Sorry for the very long post. You guys have been so helpful so far, and I really appreciate it. Could some of you more experienced budgie mommas and poppas tell me if any of these things are normal, or if thereís anything I should be more concerned about?


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Old 10-23-2015, 07:47 AM
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Hello and welcome to TB, it is perfectly normal to have questions.
So don't feel you are doing the wrong thing by asking.
Let's see what I can help you out with.

When he sticks out his leg and wing he is simply stretching, budgies do this on both sides and quite frequently it is perfectly normal.
Budgies do not drink a lot of water at all, in fact if they are drinking a lot then that is a problem. They originally come from very dry area's. They do not like really cold water, change the water each day if it is extremely hot change frequently.
Give him time to settle into his new home he will nap when he is feeling safe, noise is good for budgies music, singing, or a tv are great . Silence is a sign of danger to budgies.
Covering the cage on three sides help them to feel safe and stops drafts. Nightime I cover my cages and have a night light. Budgies do not have good night vision and scare easily .
Start to sit near his cage and simply talk to him, read out loud. I will provide some links on training and bonding for you.
https://talkbudgies.com/artticles-bud...-training.html
https://talkbudgies.com/training-bond...ew-budgie.html
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:26 PM
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Angie,

Cathy has given you very good answers to your questions.

Don't worry about Quinn putting his foot in his mouth when he preens. He is simply cleaning his foot as well. This is normal.

Also, don't worry about him falling and hurting himself. Unless he has a physical disability that prevents him from perching normally, he should be just fine, some slipping and balance issues initially is normal for very young budgies.

If any of your questions have not been addressed, just re-post in this thread regarding which could use more clarification.
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Deb and Cathy have given you amazing advice. All of the behaviors you mentioned are pretty normal for a young budgie. When you decided to get him that bigger cage, remove everything from his current cage except for one perch, include his food and water.

Line the cages up door to door and put all of his stuff in the new cage and let him go in on his own. He may be overwhelmed with all of the new space and layout of his new cage, but he will settle in and love that you gave him more space! Hope I could help!
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Hello, and welcome to talk budgies Angie...
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Couldn't agree more with Deb and Cathy's advice

Hope all is well with you and Quinn and please do ask questions, that's how we learn
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You've had great advice with Quinn and your questions are worries a lot of new owners go through, so don't feel bad. Much better to ask questions than to worry needlessly.
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