Just got an albino budgie yesterday and she's trying to escape her cage
So hello! First post here.....I got my budgie yesterday, she is an albino budgie named Yuki (I'm 98% sure she's a girl but if I misgendered her below is a picture of her...not sure if being albino would affect the cere colouration)
And while I'm waiting for my better cage to arrive from Amazon I got a temporary cage that had sliding doors on the side that move up and down to make it easier to fill the food and water dishes....Yuki is a clever girl however and started playing with the doors...so because I worried for her possibly escaping I put some clothes pins on the top of it to prevent them from being able to be slid up. Even now that I stopped that she's still pecking around the cage and pulling up in an attempt that I assume is to escape. Now I've had budgies before her, but that was a long time ago and I'm just wondering if it's normal for her to want to escape. I've been playing a mixture of calming music and nature sounds (some of them did have a budgie chirping away so idk if this was encouraging her to escape so she could try to find the other budgie....) To try and help relax her to her new climate and I have been talking to her gently. I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right as I want to give Yuki the best life possible.
Do you have toys for her? Sounds more like she is playing with the doors then trying to escape
Hi there and welcome. I canít get your photo to enlarge so canít see much, but do you have toys in the cage for your budgie to play with? Boredom can cause them to want to try to escape. Playing music or having the tv on is great for the budgie as they see silence as a sign of danger. Donít play budgie sounds though as it can stress them out when they try to find the birds theyíre hearing but cannot.
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Yes she does have toys, she has several in there, not too much to crowd her though and here is a better picture of her.
Congratulations on your new budgie! Can't see her cere very clearly. What colour is it?
I've found with some budgies when they first get home will look around for a way to escape. They just need a little bit of time to settle in and identify the cage as their safe place. Be sure not to touch her for at least 2 weeks so that she has plenty of time to settle in. You can cover the top and 3 sides of the cage to help her feel more secure.
She is all white, her cere is a white/pink colour. So I assumed she was female but I read one thing saying that their cere can be affected by albinisim so I'm unsure if I gendered her correctly. I plan on getting her a friend eventually and I don't want to have any eggs on accident and I would have gotten her a friend when I got her however it was a very quick decision as she was in a very bad enviornment ...thankfully she doesn't seem to have been affected by any of it too badly. I have solved the trying to escape problem at least by putting clothes pins on the sliding doors so she can't slide them anymore (I did check the wood ahead of time and it IS budgie safe) but other than that she seems to be settling down.
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The pictures you posted are not the best for determining gender.
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You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help the budgie feel more secure. Playing music for her when you aren't around will be helpful as well. Budgies perceive no noise as meaning there may be danger.
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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!
You've been given great advice and resources above. I look forward to seeing pictures of Yuki!
She will settle in in a few days - right now she's very scared and unsure of her environment right now, so, as mentioned above, her skittishness is natural and normal.
Please sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and stickies, most of them provided in the links from FaeryBee, to ensure you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices.
If you have any questions after doing everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.
I look forward to seeing you both around the forums!
Alright thanks for the tips....This should be a better picture of her https://imgur.com/gallery/DV4v7dS
She's a beautiful little girl :)
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