I haven't posted here for years, as my dear little friend (Sven) was such a fine and healthy bird, and didn't give me a care in the world. Sadly, soon after reaching ten years old, he suddenly got very sick, and died nearly three weeks ago.
It was a VERY sad time for me, but last week I ventured out and got a new bird. He (I hope) is about five weeks old I think. He actually flew for the first time when he escaped from my hand in the shop, and transitioned into seeds and veg as soon as he got home.
He is lovely, and bonded with me in about ten seconds (he thinks my teeth are a beak!), but .... When he is in his cage he spends all the time clambering around and flying - actually crashing around ... His cage very quickly becomes a mess, with him landing in and kicking food, but I worry about him injuring himself.
Until last night he would climb up high in the cage and sleep soundly when I covered the cage with a cloth. But last night he wouldn't stop his antics, even when covered. In the end he settled down and spent the night on the floor of the cage, but I heard him walking around in the night. (I am sleeping near him, on the sofa, until he becomes less manic).
Any ideas on what I can do to help him calm down in his cage while I am out in the day - and to settle down before sleeping?
In the daytime he is constantly near me, and his flying and landing are slowly improving.