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Old 06-18-2016, 09:25 AM
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Default Trying my budgie outside the cage again, is it wise?

So Dicky is now 2 or 3 years old now, I tried him outside the cage 3 or 4 times in the first year i had him and he never liked it, always flying into walls/windows/furniture and just generally being scared.

Now he seems a lot better at jumping and climbing and seems to really want to cuddle (with a cage in the way)...

I was wondering if i should maybe try it again, the only problem is the room he lives in has a lot of furniture and im scared he might fall behind a wardrobe or desk and it becoming a huge operation to save him.

Any tips or idea?

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Old 06-18-2016, 09:31 AM
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From your description it doesn't seem the room is safe enough for you to allow Dicky to have out of cage time.
Before ever letting a pet bird out of the cage, it's important to have a room which is "bird proofed" and as safe as possible in order to minimize the risks of an accident.

You can check the detailed info here: Bird Proof Your Home: How to Eliminate Household Hazards for Your Bird
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From your description it doesn't seem the room is safe enough for you to allow Dicky to have out of cage time.
Before ever letting a pet bird out of the cage, it's important to have a room which is "bird proofed" and as safe as possible in order to minimize the risks of an accident.

You can check the detailed info here: Bird Proof Your Home: How to Eliminate Household Hazards for Your Bird
Thanks for the reply, yeh you could be right but my last budgie was never in the cage, he loved coming out to fly about and cause havoc.....

The headrest of my deskchair still has his chew marks where he would sit for hours cleaning my hair and very kindly chewing my ears.
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Hi there,

It seems that since Dicky isn't quite confident enough to spend lots of time outside of the cage. Bird proofing a room is a good way to help him feel comfortable, because a room without accidents gives more confidence to budgies who already are in an unfamiliar environment. There's no need to redecorate--you can simply pin up sheets over mirrors, doorways, and large openings and block off all small spaces he could fall into or get stuck in.

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Dicky would benefit from being allowed out of his cage, BUT he will still crash and not be able to manoeuvre around as he hasn't learned how to do so. Perhaps a small tent or mosquito net placed over your bed to start, he needs to learn the basics before he can fly around a room. The exercise and movement will be great as well.
I usually do not ever recommend clipped wings for budgies but in his case it might help, get an avian vet to do them, that way he will be able to flutter and start to get the hang of it as his wings grow in he will of gained strength and had some practise.
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