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Old 09-03-2017, 05:00 AM
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We've had a keet for like 5 years now.

The way things run in our home I fear our parakeet isn't getting enough rest. Someone is always up, there are very few hours that someone isn't if hes lucky.

Would covering the cage actually let him rest even if I'm walking by it every hour or so? Need some deep bird psychology thoughts here...

The fact that he lives in a flight cage limits moving his cage often. Especially since hes in a room closed off by a gate to keep the dogs out.

Only other option would be to move him into the kitchen but I think he'd feel secluded and I don't really wanna do that. Plus he'd still hear/see things going on disturbing him.

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Yes, covering his cage will help him to sleep, but people walking by shouldn't stop him from sleeping.
Covering his cage will aid him getting a good routine so be consistent in covering and uncovering him.
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Therm has given good advice. With my girl, we are up very early and go to bed very late, but we cover her and uncover her at the same time every day. With her routine now, she gets enough sleep, etc.

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Putting a budgie's cage in a kitchen is never a good idea.

I have bird cages in both my living room and bedroom.
I put the birds to bed between 7:30 and 8:00 each evening.
The cages get covered top, three sides an 1/3 of the way down the front.
Nightlights are always provided to help prevent night frights.

Even though I'm up late and walking through both rooms, the birds know it's time to go to sleep when their cages are covered and they all do just fine.

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Ewps I didn't mean the actual kitchen our dining room and kitchen are one huge room so in a way I guess it's still bad though. I've read about cooking near birds...

While it wasn't a full cover he did get from around 6am-11am chill time today. Our goal is to cover him between 10-12 and maybe uncover between 8-10am.

Thanks for the responses.
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