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Gannu is new in house and moves around in his cage. He has developed an odd motion, he continuously moving his beak up and down. What is the reason? Can I help my birdie?

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The movement you are seeing indicates that she is frightened and nervous. When a new bird is brought into the home it is best to have it kept in an area that does not have a lot of activity and noise. It can also help to keep the cage covered on 3 sides with a light cloth, this gives the bird a sense of security. Talk quietly to her and do not try to touch her. Please look into getting a larger cage, the one she is pictured in is very small and not adequate for her well being. What is that in the feed cup in the picture?

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Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is a female. What have you named her?
She definitely needs a bigger cage. The minimum size cage I would recommend for one budgie would be 96 cm long x 45 cm wide x 45 cm high

Cody has given you excellent advice with regard to covering her cage.
It is best that you not try to touch your budgie for the first two weeks.
She needs time to settle into his new environment and become comfortable with her new surroundings.
Budgies are often submissive for the first few days simply because they are terrified.
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 gotten great advice and resources above from FaeryBee. Please be sure to read through all the links and other information provided to ensure you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around, and please keep us posted on how things go!

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