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Old 11-17-2016, 04:37 AM
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Hey Guys,
I'm new and there's a particular topic I joined to inquire about. Early this year I adopted a little new comer called Smudgie the budgie. Smudgie was really gentle and enjoyed human contact (after settling in) and to give him a little change every once and awhile. I decided to alter the cage setup every second Thursday. One day I found two small wooden easter eggs and thinking they'd be a great toy so I hung them up near the top perch. All went well and Smudgie was having a great time with the eggs until he started getting really possessive of them. My gentle Budgie started attacking my hand whenever i got near his precious wooden Easter eggs HE NEVER USED TO EVEN NIBBLE ME BEFORE! I'm not sure if he thinks they're his real eggs or if he's just worried I'll take them away. I started getting a little panicky and cut the eggs of hoping he'll forget about them. Did I do the right thing? I really need advice. TIA

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Old 11-17-2016, 04:08 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

You did very well in removing the wooden eggs, since your Smudgie was starting to obsess and becoming overprotective over them.
Soon enough, your budgie's mood will settle and he will go back to his sweeter self.
You can replace the eggs for a different type of toy. This link has some good ideas: https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
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If removing the wooden eggs ended the biting , you did the correct thing. Budgies can bite pretty hard for their size. It can hurt and they can draw blood. I only had 1 budgie that was a biter, and this one never was cured of the biting habit. I just got more careful. It was many years back when I had no idea on how to end his biting habit.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You did the right thing in removing the toy

Soon, he will get over the loss of his toy and start to explore other toys

Be sure to read through the forum "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference), as well as the budgie articles, to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care. If you have any questions afterwards, feel free to ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around, and that your little Smudgie is soon back to his old self!

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Thanks alot Guys really reassuring and you were totally right It's only been a day and Smudgies already going back to his pleasant ways.

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Every morning Smudgie comes with me to watch TV on his little perch and he always seems to be watching too.Can he actually see the screen or is he just reacting to sound?
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How cute!

No, he's actually seeing the screen

Budgies have excellent vision; in fact, they can see some colors we are unable to see, as well as ultraviolet light. My girl loves the TV, too! She's fascinated by the moving pictures
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