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Hi,

We just got two new budgies (male and female) a week back from a pet shop. They are approximately 6 month old.
Just got them to eat different seeds mix and a bit of greens, I have not seen them drinking water at all, which worries me.
Another dilemma I am facing is that i have two neighbours who have pet budgies too and my birds keep calling out to them in the morning. They squawk continuously, flap their wings, fly all over the cage and it seems they are hyper or making a distress call. Can anyone guide me on this behavior and what can I do to calm them?
PS: they are not hand bred

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How is it they are hearing the neighbors' budgies -- is it because your cage is outdoors?
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Hi there and welcome to the forums!!

FaeryBee has given great advice and asked some good questions. 👍🏻

Meanwhile, it’s great to have you on the forums as you couldn’t have come to a better place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

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Hello FaeryBee,

Thanks for your reply and useful links !

Our budgies cage is kept on a table inside our spare bedroom.
There are two large windows for cross ventilation, we have kept the age about 70inches(apprx 6 feet) away from the window. There is no direct sunlight hitting the cage, but there is ample of light and fresh air so that they feel good.
Now our neighbor's budgies are kept in a closed balcony with cage & enclosure and they have about 6 of them along with 2 cockatiels and 2 conures and they start their early morning loud chatter. The noise travels through our guest bedroom(adjacent to budgies room) through the main hallway, where there is slight echo. This excites my birds in morning and I am not able to understand whether its a happy or distress call (started on the 7th day, as initially they were very quiet).

The cage size is (24X18X18 inches) LXBXH.
They don't like music, but they start a low voice chatter when they listen to me talking on the phone.

They eat their food( seed mix & a bit of greens) and pooping seems to be regular. (Never touched the apples, pears, carrots so far)
Water bowl is replaced with fresh water every morning.
We have not started taming, we only call their names and talk to them for a while changing the feed and water.
Our girl budgie is a bit aggressive and she bosses over the boy often.

At nights we tried to cover the cage but they seem not to like it much as the boy flapped around when we tried the cover. The room is pitch dark in night with blinds shut and only 30% of noise can enter the room. At this stage we don't know whether to cover the cage with cloth or not.

I will be glad to get as much as information as possible and have started referring to other posts in the forum!

Thanks again!
 
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