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Old 11-02-2015, 12:16 AM
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Hey guys. I currently have two budgies at the moment and they are active healthy birds right now. They go out of their cage daily to get some exercise and explore around. In fact, cage doors are kept open almost entire day. Problem is, I am going on vacation in two months. And I seriously don't know what to do with my little ones. I know of some family friends who can take care of the birds..but I'm afraid they will be scared in a new environment . not just that, birds need daily activity and if they are in a different environment, getting back to their cage will be frustrating. The other option is to leave them at my house. With extra food and for someone to check up on them few times a week. But again, I won't be leaving cage doors open so their daily activity needs are gone. Guys. What do you think I should do. I just want my bird to have their food and daily exercise. Can budgies be okay with little to no exercise in one month? I will be gone for a month. Please send me advice asap. Thanks a lot guys.

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Old 11-02-2015, 12:23 AM
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If it was me, I would have them stay at the friend's house and just plan on them not getting out much or at all while you're gone. If you were going to be gone for a shorter time, I would say to keep them at your house, but for a month, I would want my budgies to stay with someone.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:07 PM
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Is it possible to have someone house/budgiesit while you're away? As in someone staying after your house and occasionally letting them out for excercise?
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:17 PM
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Unless you can get someone to come and live in your house while you are gone I would let them stay with friends or relatives. Just make sure whoever is looking after them is well instructed, write it down for them, in what to do as far as food and water goes, and what signs of illness look like. Make sure there is a plan in case of illness or accident and make sure they know how to reach you in case they have any questions.
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I agree, you should leave them with a trusted friend or family member as that way the birds will have constant company in case something goes wrong.

It's important that the person is given a vet's number and thorough instructions, including even "obvious" things that bird people know already (like no chocolate or avocado through the cage bars, no nonstick pans, don't put the cage by drafts, etc.)

What cage are they in? This could be a good time to find a cage they can at least flap around a little in, so they won't be crammed in a tiny space.

I think this is your best bet. Good luck!
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Thanks a lot guys
So I think I'll take them over to one of my relatives. They also have pet budgies so they know the necessary needs that budgies need. Will my budgies be okay without any outside flight time for a month? I feel if they let them out at their house, they will be scared and hit themself due to lack of air-time when trying to get back to its cage. By the way, they have a pretty big cage. Its a tall vision bird cage and they have plenty of space to flap their wings when needed.
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Good choice. If you can leave them with someone who already knows budgie care, and safety it will be best. Being in the cage for a month without getting out isn't ideal but they will survive it...
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budgies are very adaptable creatures. They will undergo the same settling in process as when you got them, however this will be less stressful if they have their cage and all their accessories. You can also have the person looking after them, visit every other day leading up to your departure so the birds are used to them.
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I agree, they should be fine without coming out for a while.
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