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Jessie completely changes when the sun is out. She is extremely hyper and vocal.

Why do they do this? i cant think of many other animals who get so excited over the sun being out

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Tiki does the same. Truly a sun worshiper. Very quiet on cloudy days.
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I think it's a natural thing for them. It's instinctive.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:11 PM
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Just a note, Tiki also gets very talkative when he hears water or something frying on the stove.
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The sun makes budgies more active just in general--it is instinctive, but it's also physical. They absorb the UV and Vitamin D very well and it stimulates their activity levels

Also, since budgies see UV light, it urge them to be more active.

I think that's what it is, I've heard people ask that before
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The sun makes budgies more active just in general--it is instinctive, but it's also physical. They absorb the UV and Vitamin D very well and it stimulates their activity levels

Also, since budgies see UV light, it urge them to be more active.

I think that's what it is, I've heard people ask that before
I was lead to believe that unless they are out in the sun, the Vitamin D doesn't get absorbed. Having it shine through the window isn't the same.
But I'm not 100% on this. I'm sure someone will know for certain.
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I was lead to believe that unless they are out in the sun, the Vitamin D doesn't get absorbed. Having it shine through the window isn't the same.
But I'm not 100% on this. I'm sure someone will know for certain.
YES they do indeed need to be physically outside absorbing those rays, I quite often take the cages out and sit there myself doing exactly the same, I get called LIZARD as I too love sitting there totally relaxed and heating up .
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I'm not a doctor, but during the winter months it's a good idea for us humans to take a Vitamin D supplement. We need to stay healthy for the critters we take care of.
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That's interesting, Cathy and Therm, I don't think I ever knew that!
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My birds love watching the rain storms but they do like the sun too!
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