In this article you’re going to learn how to move a budgie into a new cage
You’ll discover the best way to move your budgie without your birdie getting scared
It can be difficult to get a budgie to a new cage
So if you want to make sure there’s a smooth transition from an old bird cage to a new one then you’re going to love this article!
Let’s get started!
The budgies or known as parakeets in American English, are very popular as the talking pet birds.
According to research, some of them even know hundreds of words in their vocabulary!
That’s why they are so loved and great pets!
They are a great companion
Like all of us.. well me especially, budgies need a little more time adjustment before getting used to their new cage
I remember when I moved out of my moms house into a new house with my wife and daughter
It was difficult to adjust to my new surroundings
Budgies are similar too and they can take time to adjust to a new bird cage
If you just got your budgie a new bird cage and now want to move him into it
This needs to be done carefully
It can take around two weeks for them to understand or feel safe in the new surroundings.
The first thing you need to focus on is to make sure your budgie is secured and confident with the new cage.
Here are some of the steps you can initiate to move your budgie without them feeling anxious.
- Understand that your budgie takes time to adjust to the new environment.
In this case, you have to take steps little by little.
You can first place the new cage near the old one where your birdie can see it to familiarize himself with it.
Don’t move the new cage yet and leave it near the old cage.
It would be best if the cage you choose is the same color as the current one.
This would make things much easier
If you’re thinking about buying a new bird cage and have not bought one then I would recommend getting a large one
The more bigger the bird cage the better
You can check out my article – Best large cage for Budgies
- Boost your budgie’s curiosity and interest.
The second thing you can do is put all your budgie’s favorite toys or things inside the cage.
It will boost curiosity and interest.
That will make him want to explore the cage on his own without feeling threatened.
Decorate it like you’re decorating your house!
The more appealing the better of course
- Put all your budgie’s necessities and amenities inside the cage.
Learn about your Budgies favorite food, and put it in his new cage.
Don’t forget to place treats, food, and water inside.
That would make him move to his new cage eagerly on his own.
Will make things easier for sure!
- Open both the old and new cages’ doors.
You don’t want to build the impression that you will put your budgie in an unsafe place by shoving him in the cage right away.
Make him feel comfortable and let him observe inside the cage without being too pushy.
Let your budgie explore on it’s own – give him some time to get used to the new cage
- Call him on the new cage by standing on the other side.
You can do this if your budgie doesn’t budge after a few attempts.
Coax your pet with your voice and try to be convincing as possible.
Again, don’t do this by being too pushy.
It would only make things worse.
- Let him feel comfortable going to and from the old cage and the new one.
Since you’ve put both the cages together and inserted budgie’s necessities in the new one, there is a good reason for your budgie to enter inside.
When the budgie feels comfortable, making the new cage as his new home would be much easier.
So, how will you know that your friend is ready to move?
That is when you see him playing, eating, and drinking inside the cage.
If he is doing the normal things he usually does, then it is the right time.
Congratulations! You’ve just successfully moved a budgie into a new cage
- Remove the old cage from your budgie’s sight.
Take away the cage, and make sure it is away from his sight.
That will make everything easier to continue his happy life with the new home.
Be sure to add a variety of toys
Check out my article – How many toys does my Budgie need in it’s bird cage
Wrapping It Up
Most of us hate changes.
Well I hate change too
But sometimes change is for the better
I guess it’s just about adjusting to it which is the hard part
Same goes with our birdie
We don’t want to make them feel traumatized whenever new things are coming their way.
As much as possible, we want them to feel safe and comfortable.
Good thing, you are there to make it easier for your budgie friend.
Patience and give your budgie time to adjust to a new cage
And by the time you know it
Your budgie will be loving his new bird cage!