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So for the past few months my budgie Dicky has been going to bed at a regular time of 8:15pm and getting up at 06:30am, he seems to be a lot less tired through the day and a lot less napping than when I put him to bed at 10pm.

The problem is once I put the covers on his cage he seems to do everything in his power to make as much noise as possible.

He can be relaxed and quiet but as soon as those covers go on he starts flapping, throwing toys, chewing perches, whacking mirrors.......everything

Is there a reason for this? It takes him about 15minutes to calm back down and get to sleep.

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Maybe he's scared of the covers and doesn't like having them cover his cage? Or it could just be him trying to get your attention and not wanting to be a good boy and go to sleep


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Start a "routine" with him to let him know it's getting close to time for bed and that his cage will be covered.

I always start a few minutes before I cover the cage telling my birds, "It's time to get ready to go night-night now!"
I turn off the TV or music, dim the lights, close the shade or what-have you.
Then I tell them to get on their swings, it's time to go to bed.
I get the cover out so they can see it and within a few minutes they settle down on their sleeping spots for the night.
Then I cover them and tell them "night-night".
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Maybe he's scared of the covers and doesn't like having them cover his cage? Or it could just be him trying to get your attention and not wanting to be a good boy and go to sleep


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He 100% isn't scared, if anything he loves them too much......even during the day if i happen to move them he gets mega excited and sometimes even ends up ************ on his perch due to the excitement......

I do sometimes think its due to him being "alone" even though hes only a few feet from me but the covers obviously means he cant see me so hes trying to get my attention. When he goes mega crazy and I have to look to make sure hes ok he instantly becomes silent as soon as i lift the covers.....but then starts back up again when they are put back on.

Its weird, just thought I would ask to see if there is a common reason behind this or if anyone else has this rather annoying noisy problem
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Start a "routine" with him to let him know it's getting close to time for bed and that his cage will be covered.

I always start a few minutes before I cover the cage telling my birds, "It's time to get ready to go night-night now!"
I turn off the TV or music, dim the lights, close the shade or what-have you.
Then I tell them to get on their swings, it's time to go to bed.
I get the cover out so they can see it and within a few minutes they settle down on their sleeping spots for the night.
Then I cover them and tell them "night-night".
I do something similar, he knows "c'mon bed time" and will instantly jump into bed when he hears this. I always lift his water bowl up to his bed for a night time drink and then give him a a little head rub for 10-20seconds and then he gets all puffed up and ready for bed.

Its only when the covers are fully on and he hears me sit back down its time for mega noise and crazyness.........
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I don't think it's because he's alone. My Reggie is on his own in his cage but when I dim the lights and me and my fiancÚ put the cover over him and we get into bed he knows it's sleepy time and he will see us both in the morning. Make sure you set him a routine like Faery said. Budgies like routine. And letting your budgie know when it's okay to play and when it's time to settle down for bedtime is a good thing to set in place


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You've been given great advice.

Perhaps if your budgie is already sleeping you could try not covering the cage and just leaving him and then covering when you go to bed. I'm assuming that when you cover Dicky, there's still noise or light so he knows you're still awake.
Or perhaps change the sheet you're covering his cage with to one he doesn't get so excited by?
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You've been given great advice.

Perhaps if your budgie is already sleeping you could try not covering the cage and just leaving him and then covering when you go to bed. I'm assuming that when you cover Dicky, there's still noise or light so he knows you're still awake.
Or perhaps change the sheet you're covering his cage with to one he doesn't get so excited by?
I have a weird sort of setup with Dicky, he is in the same room as I sleep so if i don't cover him and I have to get up during the night the movement nearly gives him a heart attack, i learned that early on that he can be startled very easily that way.

Its no big problem or anything I was just making sure its not a sign of something to worry about, I have learned any sort of weird behaviour with birds can mean really bad things so I like to make 100% sure hes fine
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