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Old 09-11-2020, 07:03 PM
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So, I finally broke down and got another budgie to keep Pyoro company 😅
He's about 3 months old and adorable! I haven't decided on a name yet 😬

I'm keeping him quarantined in my room, while Pyoro is still on the first floor in his normal hangout. The only other cage I have is very small and isn't even 30cm x 30cm, so I'm leaving his door fastened open so he can get out if he wants to. (Side note: he definitely wants to 😆 )

I've never kept a bird in my room before, so any tips? Thanks in advance!
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Your new baby is so cute, generally it is not a good idea to have a new bird out of the cage until the bird is comfortable with you and the surroundings but this little guy looks quite comfortable, however it is not a good idea for him to be out without supervision. Make sure mirrors are covered, as well as any windows as he could fly into either and injure himself. If you have the window open there must be a screen on it. Do not use any scented candles or air fresheners, incense or aerosol products in your room while he is there as this could cause a problem in the respiratory tract or worse case be fatal to him. This is a good time to spend a lot of time with him and get to know each other, when you are not there you can leave some soft music on for him to keep him company. You also may want to leave a small night light on at night and make sure he is safely closed in the cage to sleep, do not leave him out of the cage while you are sleeping. If there is a bathroom connected to your room that he could get into I would keep the door shut, if that is not feasible make sure the toilet seat is down so he cannot accidentely fall in.
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Your new baby is so cute, generally it is not a good idea to have a new bird out of the cage until the bird is comfortable with you and the surroundings but this little guy looks quite comfortable, however it is not a good idea for him to be out without supervision. Make sure mirrors are covered, as well as any windows as he could fly into either and injure himself. If you have the window open there must be a screen on it. Do not use any scented candles or air fresheners, incense or aerosol products in your room while he is there as this could cause a problem in the respiratory tract or worse case be fatal to him. This is a good time to spend a lot of time with him and get to know each other, when you are not there you can leave some soft music on for him to keep him company. You also may want to leave a small night light on at night and make sure he is safely closed in the cage to sleep, do not leave him out of the cage while you are sleeping. If there is a bathroom connected to your room that he could get into I would keep the door shut, if that is not feasible make sure the toilet seat is down so he cannot accidentely fall in.
Thank you for the advice! Some fo those things I did take into account but others I didn't know, so I appreciate you taking the time to write it up for me.

I didn't know it was a bad idea to let him out so soon! Today was his third day with me and I felt bad for him since the cage is tiny. I let him out for a few hours while I worked, and returned him on a perch.
On the bright side, he ate for the first time once he was back inside 😊

Instead of music, is it ok to play bird sounds? I don't know if listening to other budgies is harmful, similar to mirrors on bird toys.
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It's best to play music rather than budgie sounds.
Playing the budgie sounds can confuse your bird and it may become distressed when it can't "find" the other birds.
I'd really recommend you get a different cage for him while he is in quarantine. The one you currently have him in isn't big enough at all. You need a cage that is a minimum of 46 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm.
The one you currently have is only big enough to use to transport a budgie to/from vet appointments.
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It's best to play music rather than budgie sounds.
Playing the budgie sounds can confuse your bird and it may become distressed when it can't "find" the other birds.
I'd really recommend you get a different cage for him while he is in quarantine. The one you currently have him in isn't big enough at all. You need a cage that is a minimum of 46 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm.
The one you currently have is only big enough to use to transport a budgie to/from vet appointments.
I agree that it's too small 😞
The pet stores I've searched in have round or tall cages, and since the breeder told me he was partially tame, I thought it'd be a good idea to let him out to stretch.
I just fastened open the door and placed several natural perches around my room, and some foraging toys. He hasn't shown much interest in toys, but he's only been here six days, and he now hops in and out of his cage as he pleases. I left his food and water in the cage and he goes in when he's hungry, thirsty or sleepy. He also steps up onto a T-stick and allows me to return him that way, which I do when I have to leave the room.

I'll be honest, I haven't had a baby budgie in a vey long time and best practices have changed since then. I thought I'd done my research, but there's a lot I still don't know, so I really appreciate you all taking the time to teach me.

I was hoping letting him out was enough, but I'll step up my search for a bigger quarantine cage.
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Does Amazon US ship to Mexico?
If so, there are some great cages on-line that are not too expensive.
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Shipping depends on the seller, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't 😕
But, long story short, a friend had a spare cage (she moved her birds to a bigger one) and I went to get it yesterday! I gave it a good scrub and let it dry overnight, and just moved Kiwi into it. It's 40cm x 30cm x 30cm, so at least it's larger than the carrier. I'm concerned with the rust, but it didn't really come off when I was cleaning it last night. I don't know if this cage is better or worse 😅
I'm wondering if a hand of baby safe paint would make it healthier, or if this is fine for the remaining duration of quarantine. I haven't seen him gnaw on the bars. He only clings to the door when he wants out.
Thank you so much for your concern and help!
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Rust is very dangerous for budgies.
Heavy Metal Poisoning is a real issue.

Lead and Zinc Toxicoses in Pet Birds

If you are going to use that cage, then I'd recommend you sand the rust off very carefully and then paint it. However, you'd need to let it "cure" for a couple of weeks then before using it.

You'd be better off trying to find an appropriately sized cage on-line, that you can afford, which will ship to you quickly.
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