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Old 11-02-2016, 10:08 PM
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Default Budgies extremely energetic today

I just wanted to share my experience today, and maybe get some insight.

Kobu and Tiki are generally very calm budgies that don't move around much. But after today's training session, that all changed. Especially for Kobu. You can look at their journal for details on today's training session.

Basically, today the pair was very eager to get out of the cage, and to stay out, especially Kobu. Kobu was so unbelievably energetic today, he would not stop moving. I put him in the cage, so I could work with Tiki outside the cage, and he was flying back and forth, climbing upside down, just begging to be let out. Tiki would also want to get out when I put her in to train one on one with Kobu, but she wasn't as crazy as Kobu. Putting them back in cage also became a challenge. Usually they hopped right off my hand when I brought them into the cage, but today they kept climbing up my arm to get out.

Seeing them running (more like waddling) around with all that energy was sooo cute! At 8:45 pm, as much I hated to stop playing with them, I put them in for the night. I covered the cage, leaving the bottom 1/3 of the front and sides exposed. Tiki settled down, but Kobu was still being crazy. He was climbing, flying, and chirping ocassionally. He was trying so hard to get my attention. If I go near the cage, he gets right up next to my face. He'll follow me to the other side of the cage as I moved over from one side to the other. For the first time ever, I saw him sitting in his food dish, and just kicking out all the seed. This kicking, combined with him following me just cracked me up. He's soo cute I ccouldn't stop laughing.

As much as I LOVE their energy, I can't help but worry a little bit. I put the cover up at 9:15, but Kobu didn't settle down for about 30 minutes. I always put them to bed around 9 pm, and remove the cover around 7:30 am. I'm wondering if it's okay to cover them up when they have so much energy. I felt terrible doing it. Should I wait for them to calm down first? Should I cover them up at a later time, especially if they're highly energetic?


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My girl has days where she is bouncing off the walls! 30 minutes before she goes to bed, I dim the lights and turn on some calm music, she loves relaxing piano music like this playlist, which is a favorite around here for everyone:
Relaxing Music Mix | BEAUTIFUL PIANO - YouTube
Then, I stay by her cage and do something calm myself, like read, draw, do homework. She usually settles down after 30 minutes or so, and then I quietly get up and put on her cover and leave the room.

If she doesn't calm down even after that, I do cover her but leave on a small light so she can see to get up on her perch and once I don't hear her flapping around I come back in and turn off the big light.
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My girl has days where she is bouncing off the walls! 30 minutes before she goes to bed, I dim the lights and turn on some calm music, she loves relaxing piano music like this playlist, which is a favorite around here for everyone:
Relaxing Music Mix | BEAUTIFUL PIANO - YouTube

Then, I stay by her cage and do something calm myself, like read, draw, do homework. She usually settles down after 30 minutes or so, and then I quietly get up and put on her cover and leave the room.

If she doesn't calm down even after that, I do cover her but leave on a small light so she can see to get up on her perch and once I don't hear her flapping around I come back in and turn off the big light.
Thanks for the advice StarlingWings. I keep the cage in my room. So I'm around them whenever I'm home. I try to keep things quiet in my room 15-30 minutes before bed time. I usually go to bed around 11 pm, and I try to stay as quiet as I can. I'll try playing the piano music tomorrow
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My girl has days where she is bouncing off the walls! 30 minutes before she goes to bed, I dim the lights and turn on some calm music, she loves relaxing piano music like this playlist, which is a favorite around here for everyone:
Relaxing Music Mix | BEAUTIFUL PIANO - YouTube

Then, I stay by her cage and do something calm myself, like read, draw, do homework. She usually settles down after 30 minutes or so, and then I quietly get up and put on her cover and leave the room.

If she doesn't calm down even after that, I do cover her but leave on a small light so she can see to get up on her perch and once I don't hear her flapping around I come back in and turn off the big light.
I've tried this with my budgies too the music mix piano I mean and it works so well with Ronnie and Reggie. I hope it works well for a lot of birds to be honest it's such beautiful music <3
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Classical musical always calms down my budgie if I think he's too riled up or upset.
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I completely agree with you BlueBird, classical music seems to calm down my Reggie a lot. But there are also times when I like to play him a little bit of pop music which he enjoys chirping along too It's such a funny sight to see indeed
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