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How to Take Care of a Budgie, Parakeet | All The Basics and more!

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how to take care of a budget
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buddy radars or buggies for short a
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delightful birds that make great pets in
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fact they have the third most kept pet
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after dogs and cats this Australian bird
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costs little to keep is happy in a home
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environment and we’ll even tried to copy
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your words over time if you’ve just
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bought home your first budgie you’ll
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want to ensure that it stays healthy and
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happy setting up its home by a big cage
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birds need to have some space to play
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and stretch the wings if you care about
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the well-being try to find a model which
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lets the light go through try to buy a
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cage that is wider than it is tall and
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with the Square top
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budgies fly horizontally not vertically
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like quails fancy topped cages are
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simply a waste of space and money do not
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buy a circular cage as a budgie cannot
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stretch its wings and fly properly in
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one your budgie must be able to spread
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its wings and fly do not crowd the cage
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with toys purchase or other budgets test
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a few cages and look for one that you
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can clean easily can your hand into the
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cage easily remember that budgies poop
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every ten to fifteen minutes you can
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keep the same cage if you decide to have
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one more budgie
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try to buy a bigger model if you have
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more than to add a bath
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budgies might pull off but they also
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like to stay clean they even like to go
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underwater for fun look at your favorite
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pet shop for a stable mini bathtub made
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out of plastic that you can hook to the
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cage it must be accessible for the
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budgie and easy to refill from the
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outside don’t fill the bath too much you
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don’t want the budgie to spill water on
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the bottom of the cage every time he
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goes in its bathtub
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budgies will clean themselves if you
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spray some water onto them it’s not a
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must for them to have a bird
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baths add a few toys and perches of
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different thicknesses shapes and
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textures natural perches are great
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especially compared to dual of plastic
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perch they also look far better make
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sure that the perch is stable to avoid
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any injury there is a great variety of
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toys look out for ladders bells balls
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etc they will keep your budgie
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stimulated check that the wood is safe
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for the bird such as eucalyptus Durrell
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purchase a plastic perches can pose foot
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problems due to the lack of foot
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exercises avoid perches and toys made
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out of pruners trees as they might
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contain cyanogenic glycosides also avoid
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oak because of the contains tannins
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there are no confirmed bird deaths but
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it’s always better to be on the safe
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side try to avoid concrete perches as
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they are hard on the bird’s feet but if
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you must use them or position them at
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the lowest point possible don’t give the
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budgie too much toys or perches two or
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three different toys are perfect for one
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budgie but you don’t want to fill the
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cage up with unwanted toys so that the
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bird feels crowded budgets should always
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have toys in their cage for mental
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stimulation no toys conveys boredom
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which leads to feather plucking think
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about the room try to put the bird in a
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warm room where there is no temperature
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fluctuation a light room will keep your
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bird stimulated and happy avoid placing
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the cage in front of a sunny window next
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to an open door cold drafts and
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overexposure to the Sun can kill your
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bird
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taking good care of the budget feed your
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budgie properly good budgie food mostly
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consists of seeds and fresh fruits and
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vegetables you can purchase budgie feed
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from your pet store a grocery store this
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will make up most of your Birds diet but
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you can also supplement it with other
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types of food like coriander leaves
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greens etc tried to introduce pellets in
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the diet as well as the seed only diet
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can lead to obesity never feed your
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budgie avocado chocolate caffeine or
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alcohol these are toxic to the birds
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make sure the budgie has enough water to
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drink in its dispenser the bird will
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know how much to drink change the water
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daily to prevent bacterial build-up add
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a cuttlebone this is a good source of
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natural calcium for budges mineral
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blocks can also be bought to
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some people may use liquid vitamin and
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mineral supplements those will be
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consumed through the fresh fruits and
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vegetables clean out the budgie is cage
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at least once a week this will keep a
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budgie safe from disease germs clean
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only with mild dish soap and water will
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avoid using any cleaning products unless
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you are 100% sure that they are safe for
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birds try misting your bird with a fine
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spray from a misting bottle to keep the
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bird cool create the good environment
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for sleep when it’s time to sleep simply
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throw a light towel a blanket over the
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cage make sure there is sufficient air
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ventilation you don’t want to suffocate
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your new bird this is also helpful when
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it’s noisy the blank pit will block most
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sounds if your budgie is frightened by
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the dark add a little nightlight don’t
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let your bird panic it might fly around
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the cage and injury itself check the
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towel to make sure your budgies cannot
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get their claws caught don’t forget to
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monitor its health take the budgie to
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the veterinary surgeon at least once a
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year for a checkup if your bird acts
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weirdly or if you spot anything unusual
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go to the veterinary surgeon as quickly
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as you can
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look out for abnormal breathing
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discharge from the eyes at the beak new
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poisson the feather abnormal behavior
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and a loss of weight if any of these
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symptoms occurs call the veterinary
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surgeon immediately settling in make
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sure that the budgie is comfortable on
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arriving at its new home give it some
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time to get used to its new surroundings
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about three or four days at least
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never rush your budget it will adapt on
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its own stay close to the cage talk to
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it sweetly and quietly as you wait for
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it to adjust but do not try to handle it
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it will get used to you in the course of
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a few days or weeks avoid loud noises
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and screams your budget is likely to be
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stressed by this new environment name
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your budget saying it often especially
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when you feed it so that it get used to
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its new name introduce your household
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progressively your budgie might be
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overwhelmed if there are too many people
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around
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bring your family members once at a time
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and make them repeat its name let your
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household feed the bird to gain its
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trust be careful if you have another pet
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especially a cat cats and natural
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predators and they are likely to find
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your budgie suitable for the next meal
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check that your children treat the bird
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with respect little children can get
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overexcited when they have a new pet
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always make sure to be in the room when
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they look at the bird don’t let them hit
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the cage you tried to grab the budgie
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seek to win the budgies trust put your
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hand in the cage after a few days just
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place it there and don’t move it for
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some time
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repeat this for some days to allow your
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budgie to get use to you when the budgie
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seems okay with your hand place your
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finger inside the cage then push it
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slightly against your budgie chest this
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will encourage it to climb on your
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finger do this for some days feed your
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budgie from your finger dip your finger
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in water and put some millet grains on
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it the water will make the millet grains
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to stick on your finger place your
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finger near the budgies mouth and it
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will leave them if it’s grown used to
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you after doing this a few times
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hold the budget gently in your hand do
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this briefly at first then extend the
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time don’t handle the budgie too much
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during its first two to three weeks
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eventually as it becomes used to its new
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environment start interacting with it
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more and more and eventually it will
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know you are a friend and not a predator
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if you rush things the budgie may start
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being a little anxious and afraid this
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will is it to fail to bond with you
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always treat your budgie with love and
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kindness remember that the bird is
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fragile given the strength of a human
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hand and therefore requires that you
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handle it with care
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always remember to teach people new to
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birds had to handle and properly play
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with this delicate little creature never
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piss your budgie humans saliva is toxic
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to buddies and they might carry easily
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transmit all diseases
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keeping your budgie stimulated wakes the
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pros and cons of a mirror adding a
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mirror in the cage of your budgie can
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keep the bird entertained for hours they
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love to look and talk at the reflection
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but be aware that there are debates
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about potential psychological damages
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instead of a mirror consider a second
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bird budgies love company and will
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probably welcome a new friend a mirror
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will merge certainly with mail often
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also with female budgets lead to camp
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infections as parakeets regurgitate to
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feed the mates a mirror the feeding bird
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itself will not provide the needed
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feedback that has to come from a
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reanimate if you decide to install a
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mirror make sure that it’s fixed to the
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cage and doesn’t present a risk to your
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bird talk and play to the budgie often
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your bird will love the interaction in
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the games and is likely to become very
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chatty move your finger in front of it
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if it is shaking its head in the same
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direction it means that it loves to play
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and is very active let the budgie fly in
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a room once the bird is at ease with you
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and its environment you can let it fly
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in a room with all of the windows and
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doors closed to call it back switch off
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all the lights and the curtain of one
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window open but remember the window must
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be closed the budgie will be attracted
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towards the light hold it gently and put
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it back inside the cage make sure that
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the bird is safe
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put the cat away and look out for
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potential escape routes
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you

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