I could. Thanks for suggesting that, I hadn't thought of it that way.
Measured and I could cut them in half if done correctly. Then I'd have two perches! Problem is, how would I go about this? I suppose my dad could help. He might have something rather than a sharp cooking knife to cut it.
Make the most of him being quiet because when he finds his voice you will know it! Try hanging the millet near his perch, and you will need a saw to cut the perches, perhaps a neighbour could do it for you if dad does not have one.
He is young and scared but he will get there and become less frightened as every day goes by.
This forum is brilliant, good and sensible advice and nobody minds how silly a question you have because we have all been there and still need advice sometimes, even the ones who have kept budgies for years. Just relax and enjoy the little fellow. Do you grass in you garden, the long tall grass that nobody has cut and it has seed heads on, they love the seeds, just make sure you give it a good wash under running water and do not pick grasses that cats and dogs have been on or by the road side.
You are doing a good job and caring parent
Feb 18, 2015 18:38:49 GMTsteve05412
Imagine if you are taken to a completely different environments away from all your friends and went to live with someone else, same for kiwi it will take time to adjust am sure with your patience and kindness everything will settle. ..hth
He has found his voice a little, Suesbird. Yesterday he chirped, sorta calling for me, I guess. But I haven't heard anything else from him. You're right that I would need a saw. I'm sure my dad might have something of that sort.
Yup, I'm enjoying him. He's a little blessing, love the little guy, despite how nervous he is. As for the grass, I live in an apartment complex, on the bottom floor, and everything the grass gets tall, it gets cut. So no grass seeds. But that's a great idea. I'll have to keep an eye out for it all the same.
Thanks Steve, yea he's slowly but surely adjusting. Taking a while to get there but working on it.
My mom has been saying that she doesn't want me to handtame him when the time comes. She thinks he wants to stay safe and sound in his cage all the time. However when he's ready I'll handtame him because he will need time outside the cage and with me. Then I'll show her how good a bird he is sitting on my hand and she won't have any argument. ^.^
No, but I have the tv on most of the time. I'll try the radio. Its a big one that still plays tapes, but it'll work.
He groomed himself today (and got some poop on his beak :/) and perked up again for several minutes, displaying typical budgie behavior. Then he settled. So he's definitely making progress, slowly, but still surely.
I agree. You guys definitely know what you're doing. ^.^ I was a little annoyed by them yesterday but am completely over it today. I have to agree that it must be a requirement, though I'm getting over the nervousness and coming to accept that its just normal parakeet behavior.
He's found his voice! His been chirping off and on the past seven minutes.
Go little Kiwi! First it will be chirps, then it will be a delightful flow of babbling with some excited chatter in between :-D and maybe even human talk if you are prepared to repeat one phrase a zillion times a day!