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Hi,
We recently got a pair of young budgies (on mothers day). We're first time bird owners.
They are getting quite good about perching on my fingers and I felt they were ready to have some real exercise by being let our of their cage. For a few days when I opened the door Sky would walk around on her cage and on the perch I placed outside the cage. Chase would stay in the cage but venture close to the door. Well two days ago he decided to try the perch on the outside of the cage. Then he took off flying kind of in a panic which made Sky start flying in a panic. I'd read that the first time or two out of the cage they would hit things and be erratic but it was worse than I expected. All the windows were covered as was the mirror but they hit the walls and the ceiling frequently. They finally settled on the ground and I was able to coax them onto my finger and place them back in their cage. Chase was fine but Sky lost all the feathers on the top of her head! So now I'm wondering if I should try it again. I want them to be able to exercise and interact with us outside of their cage but we're all a bit traumatized by the experience... should I expect more of the same or should it be better next time?

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Old 06-05-2016, 07:20 PM
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Greetings and welcome aboard.I'm sorry it didn't go well for your budgie.to make sure your budgies will be safe.is to bird proof your home.you can put up long rope perches and swings or a place for your budgie to land safely.

Put up a cover sheet or close your kitchen door,as that is not a safe place for them to be.I'm sure some of our staff experts will be able to assist you better.birds can get seriously hurt f3om flying about hitting things .
I wish you and your budgies many happy years together.sorry I couldn't help more.Blessings always
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Hi Mel,

I'm sorry to hear the budgies didn't do so well their first time out of the cage. However, you'll be relieved to know that this "traumatising" first time out is actually quite common. Budgies are easily startled and when they don't know their way around, they can panic and fly into things, which causes more panic. They will learn to navigate the boundaries of the room in time, however it may take a while to show them now that outside of the cage isn't as scary as it was the first time.

Covering open doorways with sheets so they don't get into anything they're not supposed to as well as making sure windows are covered by curtains or blinds and mirrors aren't exposed will minimise the chances of an accident.

It's unlikely they'll be as eager to leave the cage for awhile, but putting some perches on the outside of their cage and perhaps a playstand for them next to the cage will encourage them to come out

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Star has offered you great advice.

Don't feel terrible, it's perfectly normal for a new budgie to have this reaction but once they get brave enough to come out again, they will soon learn the rooms layout. When you feel ready, get the room prepared as Star has advised and just leave their cage door open and let them come out when they are ready. If they decide to stay in there cage, that's fine.

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My baby BB has been with me since January and they still arent 100% familiar with outside of the cage... but at least now they arent biting my arm and finger when i get away from the cage with them. They were so afraid before and would bite my finger when i walked away from the cage... but would stop when i stopped walking with them. Now they jump on my shoulder and try to fly away... but little noises still startle them and they will screech when taking off if scared enough to jump.

It just takes time... and they have made a lot of progress as far as ive seen.

You and your little ones will make it too. you have been given awesome advice and i say follow it and you and your little birbs will be the best if friends in time <3
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Thank you everyone. It's nice to hear that it was a normal reaction. We will try again soon with added perches for them outside of the cage
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