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Budgies chew. Ensure you have kabobs and wooden toys available for them to chew on.
When they are chewing on something you don't want them to you either need to retrain them to stay away from that area - using positive reinforcement, or you can cover the blinds with a sheet during your birds' out of cage time.
If you have mixed genders, it is very important to do everything necessary to prevent breeding.
Budgies are much healthier and happier when they are never bred.
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FaeryBee is absolutely correct. Budgies, like all hook bills, have a tendency to chew, which is not only instinctual but actually required for their beak health. There is no way to stop their chewing but it must be redirected to chew toys and kabobs when possible as materials like window blinds could pose a hazard to their health. The problem with disciplining birds is that they love attention regardless of if it is positive (praises) or negative (being told off). Therefore it is important to not reinforce the behavior by giving them attention of any kind while they chew on the blinds. Instead, you should try and redirect their interest, distract them, and praise them when doing the desired behavior.
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