In the Brooder
- May 25, 2011
I got a young budgie from a really good shop that hand raises the babies and he is super sweet and super tame already. Just love him. He is really getting comfortable with us and loves getting out and riding around on my shoulder. The only time that doesn't seem quite right is his bedtime. They told me to cover him at night but I'm not sure WHEN I should do this. It seems whenever I go to cover him, he gets scared. He's not scared any other time of the day. Am I waiting too long to cover him? Sometimes he's groggy and has been half asleep when I do it. I don't want to cover him too soon. I hate seeing him look all scared when I cover him (although he doesn't make any sounds) Last night he hung onto the front of the cage when I started putting the cover on. I kept waiting for him to get on his perch, but I finally had to just cover him as he was. This morning he was on his perch. Am I doing something wrong? This is my first budgie.