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!
For now, keep the food and water on the bottom of the cage with the budgie.
Have you named the budgie yet?
Are you certain of the gender?
Did you get this bird from a breeder?
Are its wings clipped?
Are you certain of the budgie's age or are you guesstimating?
I'll be able to give you better advice once I know the answers to the questions above.
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