My new budgie Calcifer is in quarantine, in a cage on the far side of the house from my other 2. I've had him for three days now.
He is settling in pretty well, eating, drinking, preening, occasionally playing with a toy, but my problem is that he can hear my two other budgies (who are on the other side of the house). I think this is why he spends a large amount of time trying to get out of his cage, he wants to join them.
He runs back and forth on the side of the cage closest to where the other budgies are, sometimes gnawing on the bars or shoving his head against the bars. I'm guessing he's going on the sounds he can hear. They're pretty loud even if I close the doors between them. He does this quite a bit, enough to make me worry.
His in a pretty big flight cage, about 20 inches long and 12 inches high and wide.
I play him bird sounds, which soothed him at first but now no longer seems to work. I've tried giving him a mirror toy, he's ignored it so far...maybe that will help eventually.
Does anyone have experience with this? Should I just ignore his behavior and hope he settles down?
Here he is