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Old 04-24-2016, 04:24 PM
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Hello all
I'm back with another question about Bmo. I haven't had him super long (since April 11) and when not working I spend my time observing him.He get's anywhere from 2 to 2+ hours out of his cage with us. Thing's I've noticed, he's great with stepping up onto fingers and he's not scared of us (my children 9 and 7 and Hubby) he likes us but not alot, when out he'd rather try to go back to his cage then stay and play with us In fact his mission seem's to be to get back to the cage.When he does go back to his cage he just sits there looking out the bay window. He doesn't sing (although he has just not alot...he's very quite) He hasn't played or shown interest in any of his toy's but will eat the odd treat.
So my question is,is he lonely? should i get him a friend? is he happy? how do i tell? am I to worried about this? He's a big sweetie and i want to make sure im not miss reading him,he eats and drinks but doesn't play or interact like before at the store with his friend's. Any advice on what to do? T.IA!

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Old 04-24-2016, 04:41 PM
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Considering you have only had Bmo for 13 days, it's truly wonderful the progress you have made in such a short amount of time for your Bmo to already be so trusting of you and your family. In fact it's remarkable that he has mastered the step up command and is spending out of cage time with you.

The behaviours you have described are also normal especially for a new bird who is in the process of getting used to a new home.
Soon enough your Bmo will start to show interest in his toys.
If you set up a little play area for him when having out of cage time, you can even encourage him to play with a toy or two. The singing and more playful activity will also soon be followed. You will have a better idea on your Bmo's personality by watching and continuing to interact with him for the next couple of months.
From your description, it seems Bmo has the real potential of being a great friend and companion to you and your family and to be perfectly happy happy as a solo budgie.
For now it would be best to focus on strengthening the bond you have with Bmo and in a few month's time if you feel that according to your budgie's personally and for his overall happiness and well being he would benefit more from the companionship from a same species friend, then you can get him one.

You may find the info on this link useful: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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Greetings.I've read your post and aluz as well.I agree with her totally on this.perhaps having a play area for your budgie will stimulate its curiosity and maybe the bonding process can progress.you can also have some millet seeds in a small cup close to the play area.I wish you and bmo many happy years together.thanks for posting and keep us updated.blessings always.
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Thanks! I was worried maybe being alone was to hard on him. Ill get him an activity centre that we can move around so he can be with us and add treats to encourage curiosity from him. I was super lucky with Bmo as the Petstore I got him from had done hand training with him so he wasn't scared of hands or people at all. I'm just happy that his behaviour is still that of being so new and settling in and not loneliness whew. I/we will continue to work with him and hopefully he'll come more into himself Thanks again for the advice and again offering a place where people like me can get info/help! Thanks for the link to Aluz will be checking that out 2!
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You've received excellent advice and I agree that Bmo has made wonderful progress in the short time he has been with you.

We'd love to see pictures of Bmo -- perhaps you might want to start an "On-going Thread" of Bmo in the "Budgie Pictures" section of the forum.
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I agree with Aluz's excellent advice

Your little Bmo seems to have settled in wonderfully! What a little darling he is
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