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Question Budgie hyperventilating and being more active when I'm not in room.

Hello I am a completely new budgie owner. I purchased two females at once and have had them for three and a half days. One named sunshine and the other cloudy. The birdies have already adjusted some to their cage and eat and use their water bowl. I've caught them eating a spray millet I've placed in their cage at the same time as well. I have them in my living room. Cloudy is scared of every slightly loud sound possible! I'm scared to even vacuum because I'm afraid she might fall over dead. Tonight I read them both a book close but not too close to their cage and showed them the pictures and she was hyperventilating almost the entire time. I was doing it in a calm manner and not raising my voice.

The other thing I'm wondering if it is normal is they're more active when I'm in my bedroom and not wandering through my house. When I speak to them when I walk by they will stare back at me or be falling asleep. occasionally when I'm sitting on the couch I can hear them chirping. I'm trying to keep them on the pet store hours by only leaving a light on at night and not going into the rest of my house then in the morning waking up and turning on the lights at about 8am. My husband works nights so I or him go back to bed for at least four more hours after waking our budgies up. We can hear them chirping loudly and squawking for a while after and then calm down when we get up they will watch what we are doing but don't hardly move while we are up walking around. When I was reading to them,they were paying attention to me until sunshine stating kissing cloudy and then they did that until a pop from the fridge scared them then they started listening to me again. One reason why I specifically choose these two is because they seemed to get along well and were kissing in the store before I got them. Are all these behaviors normal?

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It normally takes budgies 2 weeks to settle in. That's probably why they're still scared. They are getting used to their surroundings and the people they will live with.


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Hi and welcome to TB

Congratulations on welcoming the two fluff balls into your home
Moving to a new home is a huge ordeal for these little guys especially if they have come from an aviary and are not used to being handled (which it sounds like it with these guys). It's extremely frightening for them and will be a slow adjustment.
There are a few things you can do to help them and I'm glad to see you're already using your common sense on some these things. Reading softly to them from a close distance like you have been doing is a great start. It may also be a good idea to have a radio or soft music playing in the background for them throughout the day to help ease off or drown out any sudden noises they hear - a constant soft noise might help them to be less jumpy. If you haven't already done do, you can cover three of the sides of their cage with a cloth or bed sheet and then at night time cover them completely.
It is perfectly normal for them to be more chatty when you're not in the room as at this stage they see you as a predator and want to stay quiet and hide in your presence. Building trust is a lengthy but extremely rewarding process.

Please take the time to read through all the stickies at the top of the forums for more useful tips.
Also, I strongly recommend booking an appointment with an avian vet for health checks for each of them and get into the habit of doing this at least annually. Your vet will also be able to offer excellent advice on husbandry and nutrition.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your progress.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Niamh has given great advice

It's true that Cloudy and Sunshine are still settling in, so their extreme nervousness is normal. It sounds like so far they are settling well, since sometimes you can hear them chirping at each other and they have been eating and drinking

Continue doing what you're doing, reading to them and talking softly. Music is a great idea to help them settle in as well.

After about two weeks of this, they should be a little more comfortable with you Budgies do need a minimum of 2 weeks to be comfortable with their new homes.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference) and the Budgie Articles to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around, and Sunshine and Cloudy too!

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Niamhf has offered you excellent advice.

We'd love to see pictures of Sunshine and Cloudy once they are all settled into their new home.

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Thank you all for the advice and welcoming me!
I have three more questions When I am reading and talking to them softly is it good to hold my hand up to their cage in a fist so they can get use to my hand or is it to soon for that? Should I wait the entire two weeks before doing so? Also any tips for cleaning out their cage it will still be two more days before it's time but I want to prepare myself!
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You can hold your hand up with your palm flat open if you like but just judge the situation accordingly. Don't force anything. In regards to cleaning, it's really important that the cage is cleaned every day - for both their safety and yours - dried up droppings sending spores through the air is not healthy for anyone.
Move slowly and allow the budgies time to move to the opposite side of the cage to your hand then clean the side your hand is own and then swap over. I'm not sure what type of cage you have but if the base is removable you can take it off and place the cage part on a solid surface with the budgies still inside whilst you wash out the base. It is still however important to clean the perches, toys, cage bars and food and water dishes regardless.
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