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Hey everyone!
New budgie owner here! It's day 2 and she is pretty scared which I expected. Here is my question- when I play a video with budgie sounds she starts chirping and hopping from perch to perch around the cage. Is it a good idea to do- or am I just scaring her more?

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Welcome to the forums and the ever exciting world of budgie ownership!
You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
Since you are new to budgies, the information on the articles and sticky threads will be extremely useful as you become more acquainted with the species.
Be sure to pay extra attention to the Diet and Nutrition and the Taming and Bonding sections of Talk Budgies.

To answer your question, your budgie's reaction is perfectly normal. She is showing excitement over the budgie singing and she is also likely looking for the source of the singing in hopes of seeing some budgie friends.

To help your budgie to better settle in her new home and environment, you can cover the cage on 3 sides (leaving the front part of the cage uncovered) and have some background noise on for her. You don't necessarily have to play budgie sounds as this can make her feel agitated and confused/sad for not being able to see the budgies that are singing. Instead, you can have some music on or just the standard background sound from a TV show.
My birds love to sing along the TV or radio and yours will also react positively to it.

Best of luck with your new budgie friend!
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Thank you for the advice and the congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. It's day 2 and she is much more active, hopping around and chirping. I put on some music and she seems more relaxed.
Follow up question: at what point should I let her out of the cage to fly around?
Is there a period of time that is too long because she isn't tame yet?
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It would be best to give your budgie a few weeks for her get familiar with the room she is in. You can also take this time to bird proof the room (making it safer for her) if you haven't done so already.
To make the experience less stressful when you decide to let her out of the cage, it would also be best to work on having the foundations of trust established and ideally to have her step up to your finger or a perch in order to facilitate the process of taking her out and getting her back in.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Your little girl sounds precious, congratulations!

You've been given some great advice from Aluz

You've certainly come to the right place to learn even more about budgies and their care, starting with the links Deborah provided. You'll find lots of great articles and "stickies" (posts stuck to the top of each subforum for easy reference) that can explain the best ways to build trust, correct diet, and even some how-to ones regarding the posting of pictures on the forums!

You know, we do love pictures, so please do post some when you get the chance!

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welcome to the forum! can't wait to see photos.

i know it is tempting to see all kinds of media with tame and/or flying parakeets, but you need to give your new friend time to settle in and get used to her surroundings. Basically, long story short, it is going to depend on your bird, but it probably will be a few weeks. I have had mine for 2 months, and she is doing great now with coming in the cage to me and flying to me from her cage when called (with millet), and she is doing pretty well with flying back to her cage ('go home'). Still, we need lots more practice. Anyway, take time now to build trust with your bird, to enjoy getting to know her, her likes/dislikes, and her regular behavior better, and to research as much as you can.

Best of luck!
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