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When do they come out of the nest box? and do they start flying instantly or they are taught be the others?

 

 

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They come out of the nest box somewhere around 4 or 5 weeks. They may not stay out right away - mine would come out, stay out for a few hours, then try to figure out how to get back in the box! They are very cute, as they have only stood flat-footed in the nest box. They have to learn how to hold on to the perches and keep their balance. They also have to learn how to climb the cage bars. If they try to move they are very wobbly. :rolleyes: Once they are comfortable and stay out of the nest box and can move around the cage, you can let them out to fly. Their wing muscles are already strong enough to fly - all that flapping going on in the nest box is getting them conditioned to fly. The first several days they have to learn how to navigate though. They will probably fly straight up and beat their heads across the ceiling as they bounce along, then they will fall to the ground once they reach the other side of the room. At least that's what mine did. It doesn't take too long, though, before they seem to be able to outfly their parents.

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Guest maltabudgie

the chick i,ve got is one month old now (hatched 11 sept.) and is still not out can i do something to get him out with the others?

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leave him why do you want him out the longer he stays in the stronger he will be

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I concur with hath.

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Guest maltabudgie

okay but i am a bit excited to see him flying

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