Hi and welcome to TB! Is it possible to place the bird cage as far as possible away from the kitchen area? I think that would be the best solution so you don't have to move around the bird cage. Let's see what the other members suggest!
Hello and thank you!Hi and welcome to TB! Is it possible to place the bird cage as far as possible away from the kitchen area? I think that would be the best solution so you don't have to move around the bird cage. Let's see what the other members suggest!
Hello!At night time it is always best to cover or partly cover your budgies cage as they need a full night sleep in a dark quiet room. I always cover my birds cage with a black cotton bedsheet regardless of the season however in winter I also put a fleece blanket over the cage (on top of the cotton bedsheet - it's important not to have fabric that they can chew right next to them as the fibres can cause major damage if ingested) to block out drafts. I also have a heat lamp (especially designed for birds and reptiles) but got that when my little budgie was very ill and had lost a lot of weight - by it is an option for extra cold nights if necessary.
Hi! I'm just worried because it might take a very long time for the budgie to get used to its surroundings when it's being moved everyday but every bird is different I guess! Thank you!I move my budgie's cage around and she doesn't mind it one bit! I don't see an issue with the cage being in the bedroom during the day when the window is closed and then having it in the living room at night where he/she will be away from drafts! Now I'm no expert but like I said mine doesn't mind. Good luck!
Thank you for the advice! I might go with moving the cage before bed and move it back to the bedroom in the morning because it sounds like the safest plan. :budgie:Hi! And welcome to TB forum! Enjoy your stay!
I always put a warmer cloth to cover the cages at night - during winter time- and I leave a night light on. And I move the cages a lot, for my budgies this is not a problem!
You can have the cage in your living room. Budgies are sensitive to kitchen smells, but as long as your kitchen is not so close to your living room, you can have it there.
When the budgie is tamed and flies free into your house, you have to close the windows, close curtains and some doors (if you don't want your budgie to have access everywhere). This also involves not cooking at this time, no heated appliances and no steams. You can open the door of the cage when you have free time, secure all things and always under supervision. I never leave the room when my budgies are outside the cage, and if I have to do that, another person has to stay there until I return.
Good luck with your new feathered friend!
Hahah! It's not his fault though!I think I would just ditch the sweaty boyfriend.
Thank you! I will keep that in mind when I get a budgie! :budgie:Covering the cage will help block drafts and should make it Warner for him depending on the material used - fleece is pretty good but remember to have the cotton sheet directly next to he cage and then the blanket - make sure there is room to breath also. The heat lamp will also help just make sure you use the night bulb which is purple so it's not bright light just warm heat - it must be avian friendly - ie in a cage so that the budgie can't burn itself - alternatively set it up outside the cage (just make sure it's switched off when the budgie is out flying around.
I read that they can help prevent cold draft so I'm definitely getting some. If I can't find them here I'm sure I'll find them online!I don't know if you can get these in Finland but there are warmers and heated perches that you can put in the cage. Here is a link to the warmer I am referring to, this company also sells the heated perches but I don't know if they ship internationally.
K&H Snuggle Up Bird Warmer| Seasonal Essentials for Birds from DrsFosterSmith.com
I'll go with the "moving the cage around" option since it's the safest and he/she might end up liking it!Moving your budgie's cage around isn't a problem at all. I move my budgies' cages frequently and they love having the change of scenery.
Would you be able to give the budgie out-of-cage time and tame it in the bedroom but have its cage on the wall that is about 4-5 meters from your kitchen? I don't recommend keeping it in the bedroom at night because even with the cage covered there is a chance of a draft. Additionally, it's best to leave a portion of the cage uncovered and to use a night-light in the room with the budgie so it doesn't suffer from night frights.
Take a look at this link for information on helping to keep your budgie warm.
Thank you! Apart from having to be patient was it difficult to train Reggie?Hi!
I have Reggie in the open plan kitchen/living room as this is were we 'live' and spend most of our time when home. Part of the training process was having him just being part of the family, watching TV and seeing guests when they came over.
I've had him nearly 4 months and he has only just started to fly into the kitchen, but mainly this is to land on my shoulder. His cage does not face the kitchen (even tho it is right next to it, there are small divider walls to give the illusion of separation and his cage is against one facing away from the kitchen) and I guess because this is kind of unknown territory and he doesn't want to land in there even though he is free to fly in. We have a play gym on the coffee table and he flies between the two and around the living room happily. I've never read about kitchen fumes being an issue with birds, if we burn something we do obviously open the windows!
We also cover the cage at night, now its winter in the UK I use a fleecy cover to add some more protection.
I hope this can help you a little
I will and good luck with your new bird!No Reggie was a dream bird to train, but he was hand tame when I got him. I just had fun with him and made him realise I was good to be around. Food offerings, playing with his toys when he did and being respectful of his space. if you put in the effort than you'll get results (unless the birdy is one that just doesn't care for humans) if you have Instagram look up reggie_the_budgie and you can see our progress. I got a new bird today so I'm starting all over again, eek!!!