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Old 10-16-2018, 02:54 PM
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Good evening,

I’m fairly new to keeping budgies. My first budgie, Joey, was completely wild when I got him. Within a month or so I had got him finger tame and was able to let him out but he spent a lot of time calling. I decided to get him a friend hoping this would help him, which it has - his friend Dave came from the same place and again, was completely wild. Dave isn’t yet finger tame but certainly isn’t too bothered by me. When they are in their cage they are very noisey and chatter constantly, they seem very content. However when I let them out of the cage all they do is sit on a curtain pole in silence, they barely move at all until I try to put them away.

I like to let them out for a wing stretch but it seems pretty pointless, they are much more active and seem happier in the cage.

How do I get them to be more active out of the cage?

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You could always get/make them a play gym with some toys and food! They will probably love that and play on that.
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Do you have perches or platforms attached to the outside of the cage for the budgies?

Setting up a play gym outside the cage (on top of the cage is a great place if the top is flat) as well as hanging swings and toys in the window or from the ceiling will help encourage your budgies to be more active during their out-of-cage time.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice above and I agree completely

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Good advice in the posts above .

Please be sure to take a look at all the Stickies we have on the forum. You’ll find lots of interesting and useful information, and ways to keep Joey happy and healthy!

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Giving them a place outside that is their's alone like a climbing gym is a great idea. This is the one I have for Kowhai. It is his spot that he knows he can either jump over to the sofa and be with me, or retreat to it when he wants alone time. Your budgies may want something higher up, so you can experiment with what they'd like. :>
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