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I've got a new budgie - help please!!

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Okay folks, I've got a pet budgie, had her for 2-3 wks. I can now put my hand in the cage and stroke her and she will (under duress!) stand on my finger. How long should I leave it before letting her fly around the room and how and when should I pick her up (just now I tried and she bit me!!! - not painful but not pleasanthttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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Ok I have had a few budgies,got my 1st when I was 10 and I still have 1 now,I had him almost 10 yrs,got him when he was very young,thats him there on the left.
I always let mine out straight away,if they been a problem getting back in,you need make sure the room is dark and need to pick them up to put back in their cage.They will almost land on the highest point in your room so might be a lightshade or a curtain rail,maybe top of a door.They don't seem to take long to know to go back to their cage,they go back to it cos they know their food in there and water.My bird always has his door open and he just comes and goes as he likes,he doesn't come out as much as he did cos he getting old for a budgie.
When you place your finger under their chest they apprantly find it hard to resist hopping on,cos they perch all the time.
You need to pick her up firmly,making sure her wings are flat against her,never hold her with her wings out flapping,theres a way of holding them but to be honest I not handled mine that much but be very delicate.
I had a really friendly one once,he was quite particular too,he used to come out sit on the cabinet we had ,which had a telephone on,he used to rest on the curly wire,when he wanted to pass a dropping he used to fly back to cage.
They will get to know their cage is safe and also when you let her,it may take her a little while to get used to the room,make sure you sit down,cos if you stood up while she exploring she might get in a panic and bash the wall,sometimes they fly a bit close to the ceiling to begin with.Really after a few days they used to coming out the cage and going back in,they seem to sense the nightime coming.Its up to you if you leave the cage door locked up and cover her over at night time,I covered over some of my birds but the one I got at moment,well i got him with another on same day,she died back in 2002 I always left their cage door open,he has only left the living room once and I found him sat on a wok handle that was top of 1 of my cupboards in kitchen.
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thanks for that advice. do you think we ought to wait until she is more tame before letting her out?? I'm worried when we let her out she won't return to her cage and we'll have to catch her!!http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_redface.gif
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my cousin let hers go and in a panic when she tried to catch it again she accidently crushed it with her hands (shes abit clumsy) i found out from my mum and when she told me i didnt know whether to laugh or cry.
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hothothot
my cousin let hers go and in a panic when she tried to catch it again she accidently crushed it with her hands (shes abit clumsy) i found out from my mum and when she told me i didnt know whether to laugh or cry.



its easily done,you gotta be real careful with them.
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Okay I think I will just bite the bullet and let her out (soon!), any further advice appreciatedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif
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Sash6304
thanks for that advice. do you think we ought to wait until she is more tame before letting her out?? I'm worried when we let her out she won't return to her cage and we'll have to catch her!!http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_redface.gif
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I just let her out,mine always come out straight away,we brought them home in say a box from the pet shop or aviary and then sat them in their cage.After they calmed down,we opened the cage and they usually just come out. You may need to catch her the 1st day or 2 but as I said you need a dark room,she be less reluctant to fly if dark so you carefully pick her up from the perching area.So she not stuck out all day and you worried about going out and coming bk in wondering where she is etc,you be best let her out late afternoon so if she doens't go back to her cage so easily,it soon be dark and you can get hold of her quickly.
I not keen on people having pets and not letting them out,my rabbit is out sometimes 10 hrs a day just hopping round the garden.

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