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Old 11-05-2015, 02:13 AM
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Hey guys! I haven't been on here in a while but I hope you remember Peety from me posting in the summer. He's still at my girlfriends house and he's loved there and is happy; he's always chirping, singing, and dancing to music. He's also grown so much! Back to the reason for the post though...since he's gotten bigger I bought him a bigger cage about 3 weeks ago. He seems happy in the cage and was flying all around it from the second I put him in there. The problem is that ever since I put him in the new cage he won't leave! I've never had a problem with him not wanting to come out until the new cage. When I put my hand in he just runs from me, and if I get my hand too close, he'll peck at me. Sometimes I'll just leave the door open for a while but he still won't come out. I'll try to put millet in my hand for him to come to me but he just doesn't want anything to do with it unless I put it in his food dish. Other than that he seems happy, but I don't know what the problem is. Please help! I want him to come out to hang out with us again!

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Hey guys! I haven't been on here in a while but I hope you remember Peety from me posting in the summer. He's still at my girlfriends house and he's loved there and is happy; he's always chirping, singing, and dancing to music. He's also grown so much! Back to the reason for the post though...since he's gotten bigger I bought him a bigger cage about 3 weeks ago. He seems happy in the cage and was flying all around it from the second I put him in there. The problem is that ever since I put him in the new cage he won't leave! I've never had a problem with him not wanting to come out until the new cage. When I put my hand in he just runs from me, and if I get my hand too close, he'll peck at me. Sometimes I'll just leave the door open for a while but he still won't come out. I'll try to put millet in my hand for him to come to me but he just doesn't want anything to do with it unless I put it in his food dish. Other than that he seems happy, but I don't know what the problem is. Please help! I want him to come out to hang out with us again!
You could also chose to see it the other way around for a moment: You've actually managed to chose a cage that Peety is so cosy and comfortable in that he feels its his home from day one! That's pretty good going!
Alternatively, just give it time, leave the cage open for longer time and sooner or later, weeks or months, he will come back out for a longer fly and to hang out wth you guys!
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:00 AM
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If you set up a play area near the cage, Peety may feel tempted to come out. You can also attach a perch near the cage's door on the outer part of the cage's bars so that he can come out while still being close to his safe place.
By making the play area an outer extension to Peety's cage, it's possible his curiosity will lead him out to investigate and then when Peety feels more confident and comfortable in being out of the cage, you and your girlfriend can proceed to interact more closely with Peety.

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Old 11-05-2015, 09:23 PM
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I took your advice today, and when I opened the cage door, I put his favorite perch on the outside of the cage. After a couple of minutes with the cage open I went into the other room for a second, and when I came out he was flying all around the room! Maybe he felt more comfortable since he was alone? He's never seemed scared of me before, and when I go up to the cage to talk to him, he always comes right over to talk to me. He stayed on the window curtain rod the whole time, which is where he always has liked to sit (maybe because it's the highest thing for him to sit on in the room). I also think that the reason he won't come out is because there is a cat in the apartment. I always make sure that she's locked in the other room when I let him out, but I guess there's no way of him knowing where she is. She's very curious of him and likes to sit on a stool and watch him, but she's never tried to attack him or anything; maybe something happened when nobody was home. I hope he comes around soon!
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I also think that the reason he won't come out is because there is a cat in the apartment.
If I were an intelligent budgie then I too would hide in my cage / safe place with a predator around in the house. You are probably right that that is the reason why he does not come out.
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... She's very curious of him and likes to sit on a stool and watch him, but she's never tried to attack him or anything...
I'd say the cat's nature isn't just curiousity when it observes birds. I do hope you, or your girlfriend, will always keep the two separated when the cage is open.
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Even while your budgie is inside his cage with the door locked a CAT can still get to a bird. They can and will knock a cage over, grab a budgie that is on the side or top of the cage! Please do not allow the cat free roam of your house thinking your budgie is safe. The perch on the outside is a good idea I have also done this and my guys love sitting there.
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