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Old 01-09-2021, 07:26 PM
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Hi everyone hope this is the right place to post.

Hoping someone can give me some advice regarding my new baby Budgie that I brought home two days ago. I believe he is about 8-10 weeks old. Since I first got him home he has sat on the floor of the cage but overnight he seemed to have settle in a bit and is wandering around but still staying at the bottom. He wouldn't go higher to the sides where the food and water trays were and I know this is not uncommon when a young bird is put in a cage for the first time so I took the trays down and put them on the floor with him. He seems to be now eating and drinking happily and has also started chirping quite a bit, but just won't leave the cage floor, even though I've positioned some perches quite low. Yesterday, I decided to put the trays back, they are still quite low in the cage but on the sides, to encourage him to start exploring the cage a bit and reach the food. However he seems to be having trouble climbing or even flying to the lower perches, although he has tried a couple of times, and he seems reluctant. Is this normal? I realise it's early days, have I done this too soon and should I have just kept the trays on the bottom for now? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

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For now, keep the food and water on the bottom of the cage with the budgie.

Have you named the budgie yet?
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Are its wings clipped?
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:30 AM
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This is Georgie. I got him from a breeder, who estimated his age as 8-10 weeks. I don't believe his wings are clipped. I'm pretty sure he's a boy from the colour of the cere. Thanks!
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Is Georgie still staying on the bottom of the cage or has he started trying to climb up at all?
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