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Hi all

Just a couple quick questions. We have our first ever baby budgie and the kids want to make it a house bird and tame it. The bird was breed in a cabinet and has just found its way out of the nest box. First question do I let the baby go just walking round on the bottom of the cage or should i help it back into the nest box? Parents are still feeding it. Next question when do I take it out the cabinet and put it in its own cage? I've been handling it everyday and it is quite use to me but I don't want to have to feed it. Do I wait til its flying and see it eating on its own?

 

Thanks for any help and info

 

cheers scooter

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If it isnt totally and fully feathered you put it back in the nestbox. A lot of baby budgies fall out by accident or come out too soon. If its fully feathered and over 4-5 weeks old it should be fine in the breeder cage with the dad feeding it. Give it an upturned icecream tub to be in with seed all over the floor of the cage. Dont remove the chick from its parents until you see it eating all on its own for at least a week without begging food from its parents.

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cheers thanks

 

Its fully feathered just a few tail feathers look like they need to form properly. Dad is still feeding will keep a close eye on it and see how things pan out.

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If you can see down still or bare patches under wings or around legs or butt and tail isnt decently grown ............put it back.

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