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Old 05-10-2016, 11:19 AM
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My new budgie Angel has been with me for just over a month. Her personality is coming clearer now.
She has "out of cage" time but isn't hand trained. Just perch trained.
Here's the situation:
I have a bird's nest {sparrows} just outside my window. When Angel hears them chirping she gets very excited and calls out to them. And very active in the cage. I cannot let her out during the day while I'm at work, so I was wondering if it's ok to move her cage to the window where she can see and hear them more, or will this agitate her?

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If you can move her cage when you are home, and can observe how she reacts, then it should be fine. Just make sure that there's no drafts from the window being open and that the cage won't get direct sunlight on it with no space for Angel to stay cool. If it will be in the sun, you could maybe have it half by the window and half by the wall, so there's a shaded area. and make sure the water pot is in the shaded area as well.
If she shows no sin of being agitated when you're watching her, there's no reason the cage can't stay there.
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If you can move her cage when you are home, and can observe how she reacts, then it should be fine. Just make sure that there's no drafts from the window being open and that the cage won't get direct sunlight on it with no space for Angel to stay cool. If it will be in the sun, you could maybe have it half by the window and half by the wall, so there's a shaded area. and make sure the water pot is in the shaded area as well.
If she shows no sin of being agitated when you're watching her, there's no reason the cage can't stay there.
Awesome...I have had her at the window on the weekend. I'm just not sure if her behavior is agitation or her just trying to get out with the other birds. She paces, jumps from perch to perch. Basically climbs the walls..LOL It seems to be to be better than being bored and trying to open the cage when she's not out.
I'll do what you said about direct sunlight. I don't open the window though as the weather isn't hot enough yet...I'm really afraid of drafts.
Thanks for the advice!
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Has Angel calmed down more and is no longer trying to escape from her cage?
I remember the issues with agitation during the settling in process.

By having a better understanding of your Angel's personality, you will be in a better position to decide whether this move will be of benefit to her or not.

Most budgies have no problem in having their cages near a closed window and they can even entertain themselves by watching what's going on outside.
If your Angel craves for the connection with another birdie friend, then by doing this move she can get more distracted and this can deter your efforts in bonding more closely to her.

As you continue to get to know more of your Angel you will also see if she is fit for being a solo bird or not and depending on her behaviour/personality you will be able to choose what is best for her overall happiness.
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Hi there,

Has Angel calmed down more and is no longer trying to escape from her cage?
I remember the issues with agitation during the settling in process.

By having a better understanding of your Angel's personality, you will be in a better position to decide whether this move will be of benefit to her or not.

Most budgies have no problem in having their cages near a closed window and they can even entertain themselves by watching what's going on outside.
If your Angel craves for the connection with another birdie friend, then by doing this move she can get more distracted and this can deter your efforts in bonding more closely to her.

As you continue to get to know more of your Angel you will also see if she is fit for being a solo bird or not and depending on her behaviour/personality you will be able to choose what is best for her overall happiness.
She has settled down...SOMEWHAT. She just really likes being free.
And about the distraction part....that's exactly what I said to a friend of mine when I told her that when Angel hears the birds outside, she totally ignores me. Even when she's out.
She still will not let my hand get near her. In the cage nor out. However, she lets me get my face pretty close as I speak to her. I gather, she's still traumatized from when I got her at the pet store. She's good with the perch when I want her to go home, except when she's not ready. It takes a few tries, but eventually she gives in.
So, not sure what I'll do next...maybe I'll try the window on and off...she how she reacts. It's so confusing at times...LOL. Some days she's calm when I get home and doesn't even come out for a few minutes when I open the cage, and then there's times when she right out in a second....she seems very stubborn this bird LOL
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