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Hi guys - I'm after a little help,
Skylar has always had the odd night terror and has been easily calmed down but recently over the past couple of weeks he has had more and more and setting them all off and it's been a struggle to calm them down. Last night alone they had three night frights , it was really scarey all six hitting into the cage, I thought for sure one of them was going to be seriously harmed, I had to sleep with the light on last night just because the night light did nothing for them

I've tried different things like a night light but I think that makes it worse somehow? Covering the cage in total darkness... Not covering the cage...

I don't know how to help and I feel terrible because at this rate one of them is going to really hurt themselves or possibly worse ... I would separate them but Id prefer them to have as much flight room as possible in the cage and this one is perfect so downgrading to a small cage just wouldn't be fair
What can I try next??

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:07 AM
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Maybe you can add a second night light? I wouldn't cover the cage totally because I think it makes the birds feel safer when they see their surroundings.
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I guess it's worth trying...
The funny thing is they are less likely to have a night fright when I do cover the cage completely!? That's the strange part
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What do you use to cover the cage? I use a white sheet so that it doesn't darken completely, and it's a bit more transparent, so Sammy can see through it more than a dark blanket.

I hope that you can find the solution soon! It must be really frustrating, twinny!
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I used to use a white sheet too but I thought they had more when I used it so decided to use an actual blanket over them especially as it was cold too and they didn't have one for AGES so thought they must prefer it really dark until the past two weeks it seems to be getting worse again!
I may try the sheet again see I if that helps?

Thanks twiny it is frustrating - not because of the lack of sleep but because I just don't know if they are going to be okay
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How do you feel about putting Skylar in a separate cage just for sleeping?
Are there any noises that could be triggering the night frights?
I keep a lamp with a 25 watt bulb on all night for my birds. That is a fairly dim bulb and I cover the birds about half way down from the top of the cage and since they are all on their swings at night they are not looking directly at the lamp which is about 10 feet away from their cage.
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Sometimes a shadow or a strange noise will trigger a fright and, like you, my main concern is that the birds will injure themselves or each other.

One of the big problems with night frights is that when one bird becomes frightened it sets off all the others.

I think Cody's suggestion of separating Skylar out just during the night might be a good idea.

I sure hope you are able to find a solution soon.
Please keep us posted.
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That's actually not a bad idea... I could set up the hospital cage again and use it as his bedtime cage... Thank you!

There isn't much that could startle them, they're flight cage is is in the corner of my room in an alcove so two of the walls are already covered and nothing is near/ around them... The window is on the furthest wall from them so no lights flashing past ect... The only thing I can think is that maybe one of the other budgies has twitched and moved in their sleep and skylar has just set off? - I don't have a clue!!

Thanks deb! I'm hoping it'll calm down... It always seems to be something with skylar!? He always gets sick and has night frights... Do you think it could be a bad breeding thing? That makes budgies prone to more sickness' ? Obviously night frights are normal-ish but mainly with birds health?
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If covering with a thick blanket helps, I suggest trying that before separating your bebe from the group.
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I will attempt a few different options before but nothing has worked yet so I'll probably end up having to have separate 'beds' for them
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