- Cover all windows and mirrors so that they
don't fly into them.
- Make sure all doors and windows are closed
and that family members know not to open them.
- Remove other animals (dogs, cats) from the
- Remove any poisonous plants
- Turn off ceiling fans and regular fans and
make sure there are no hot surfaces such as heaters or stoves.
- Remove or cover any containers with water
or liquid including fish bowls or aquariums.
- Hide or unplug electrical cords and remove
anything that could harm your budgie if he were to chew on it.
budgies shouldn't be left to fly around unattended. They are curious
and playful and can get themselves into dangerous situations even
when we've tried to make everything as safe as possible. It is
recommended that your budgie be finger trained before flying outside
of the cage. There may be situations where you need to return
them back to their cage and being able to have them step onto
your finger or a perch helps immensely.
budgies see their cages as their home and as a safe haven. Some
will fly around the room but always return to the cage in between
flights. Others will be more bold and want to explore. At first,
some budgies will be confused and may not be able to find their
way back to the cage.
If your budgie won't or is unable to return to his cage when
it's time to return, don't chase them. Move slowly and gently
and if all else fails, dim the lights. Budgies are reluctant to
fly when there isn't enough light and it will be easier to gently
place them back into the cage.
If possible, set aside a specific time each
day when you can let your budgie fly and stretch his wings.
With patience and consistency, budgies can learn to fly
skillfully around a room and return safely to their cage.
You may want to include a small playground (or play gym)
which can be purchased or hand made. These usually include
perches, toys and a swing.
a Bird Play Gym - Parakeet and Budgie Play Areas at LisaShea.com
Plants for Birds - A list of safe plants compiled from various
bird clubs and magazines.
and Safe Plants for Birds - Michiana Bird Society