Talk Budgies Forums banner

Worried that budgie isn't sleeping enough!??

17639 Views 7 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Niamhf
I am really concerned that my new baby budgie isn't sleeping enough. She is awake after I go to bed and before I'm up in the morning, and I sleep from 11pm-7am. Is it because she is not used to the new environment or is it too light for her or is it too loud?? I am really anxious and worried for my budgie, is it possible that budgies could die from not enough sleep? Should I get a cover for my cage, where from, what is it made of, what time do I cover her up?

Sorry for all these questions, thank you for your answers! :)
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 2 of 8 Posts
Hi Till and welcome to TB馃槉

It is very important for your budgie to get 10 - 12 hours sleep per night in a quiet and darkened area. Birds naturally go to bed when the sun goes down and rise with the sun. It is important to stick to a good routine for the long term health of your budgie particularly given she is female as the unnatural lighting etc could confuse her into egg laying at the wrong times and cause nutrient deficiencies.
It is good practice to cover her cage with a dark bed sheet (or similar material) and place her in a quiet room from 8pm until the morning.

I hope this helps.

Niamh
  • Like
Reactions: 2


:giggle: Yes, I've seen my budgies asleep.
Don't worry about her she's going to be just fine.

By the way-- are YOU awake 24/7 staring at her? :eek:
If so, no wonder she can't sleep! ;) :p
Lol it's hard to stop gazing at them alright 😂
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 2 of 8 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top