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Hello all, Iím a newbie to this site and a relatively newbie to budgie keeping. I have 6 beautiful budgies I am keeping in a relatively large cage on the semi-enclosed roof of my house in Peru where they get fresh air and are able to hear the sounds and look out into the hills covered in rainforest.
I am wondering, if pairs of budgies were to escape here, would they be able to survive? There are many rivers, mountains covered in fruiting/seeding trees away from mankind. There are many other parrot species that thrive here, but I know these are not native.

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They would really struggle to survive.
They havenít learnt from their flock where the best places for food and water are, which places need extra vigilance for predators and which are good safe roosting spots. The available diet is very different and they would naturally live in large flocks that swarm around the air to try to confuse airborne predators.

That being said, some do survive. There are colonies of budgies living wild in Florida and some ring necked parrots are surviving wild in London. These colonies whilst a success for those birds, can also lead to disruption of the delicate balance of the flora and fauna of the natural habitat.
If your birds were to escape though, the chances of survival would be slim.
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Even in a rainforest full of trees and plants with seeds and plentiful rivers? And thank you for your response.
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It is certainly possible to survive, but theyíd be competing on very unequal terms.
Youíre not considering releasing them are you?
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No Iím not. I was just wondering in case one happened to escape and I wasnít able to rescue it.
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As an animal guardian/pet parent, responsible for their life and wellbeing, I would make sure to take necessary precautions to assure an escape doesn’t happen. Sure we hear of accidents, but being diligent of keeping windows and doors closed when budgies are out or cage is being opened (and making sure everyone in the home knows when you’re opening the cage), we can be proactive about greatly minimizing the risk. Chances of long term survival are slim to none. Your tiny budgie (prey animal) will be in a non-native environment which already stacks odds against them, and even worse, on their own without a flock.

We have a wealth of resources here on budgies. Current and reliable information on health, diet, behavior, housing, etc. Please take the time to read through the Stickies posts and our Articles section. Chances are, you’ll find it interesting. You’ll also come across answers to the more common questions. If you can’t find an answer from our resources, we’re here to help.

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