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Old 05-20-2016, 09:26 AM
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Tomorrow is the day! We will be adopting Chippy & bringing her home with us! I got a better picture of her last night, she is definitely a she. Lol. Looks like she's finishing up a molt, & is in bad need of a nail trim! And her cage needs some changes too, as far as different feeders & better perch variety.

When should I make these changes to her cage? Should I do it immediately, or give her time to adjust? And what about the nail cutting, will the perch variety cut them down or should I get her to our vet? It is my understanding that she is not hand tame (yet).

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Good luck to you and your new budgiel! No wonder you're excited
Sorry, I can't help with any advice about the cage but many others will be pleased to very soon.

Looking forward to some photos when your new little one has had a good chance to settle and won't mind a lense shoved into his face!!
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:18 AM
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If you plan on moving Chippy to a cage you already have ready for her, you can do the all the "remodelling" to better suit her needs before allowing her to move into the cage.
If you plan on transporting her on a small travel cage and will be inheriting Chippy's bigger cage, then you can make all the changes needed (you may even want completely clean and wash the cage) before placing her back to the cage.
Since she will already be going to a new home and environment, she will necessarily go through the required adjustment as she takes the time in settling in to her new home.
You can help this process by covering Chippy's cage on 3 sides (leaving front part uncovered) and having some background sound from the TV or radio to help her feel more at ease.

This link has good suggestions for "decorating" the cage: https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

As for the nail trimming, depending on the length of the nails, you may really need to have this addressed by the avian vet specialist.
It would also be a good idea to take Chippy for a general health check-up at the avian vet.

Best of luck with everything and be sure to post some pics when Chippy is all settled in your home!
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Chippy is actually being brought to me in her own, nicely-sized cage. So she will be staying in the same cage. That's why I'm not sure if I should just go ahead & change everything after we get home, or give her a couple weeks or so first.
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Oh, in that case unless you have something that really needs to be replaced, you won't have to completely remodel her cage while she is inside it.
You can give Chippy some time to settle in and when it's time to clean the cage, you will have a better idea how she reacts to you.
If she is not so nervous or jumpy, you can slowly and gradually make the changes on the cage.
Later on, if she happens to have out of cage time or for some reason you need to temporarily move her to another cage (for vet appointment, for example), you will also be better able to make all the changes on the big cage that you find necessary and also to wash and clean it more thoroughly.
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Hi, Cammie --

It is always a good idea to have a smaller "extra" cage to use for travel and/or vet visits. I bought one at Wallmart for less than $20 which works fine for short trips.

If you can get something like that before picking Chippy up, you could transport her in it so you can rearrange her larger cage to your heart's content before putting her in it.

If not, then aluz has already offered you excellent advice on how to go about making the changes over time.

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Cammie,

You've been given great advice! I'm sure Chippy will be very happy in her new home and I can't wait to officially meet her
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Very exciting! Congratulations! Love her name too
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