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right now my sister is in my room. Whenever my sister is in my room (she's 5) the budgie always flies to her but I don't let it because I'm afraid she will hurt it.
The reason is that we used to have a lineolated parakeet and she treated it really rough and she killed it by hitting it in the head with the perch. My parents are doing the cleaning and she is not allowed out of my room. I don't want to put my bird away because it will be difficult to put him in his cage without stressing him out. I just really don't trust her with my bird and I can't put his life in danger. Once she was in my room and I was in the garden and I looked up at my window and she was chasing it round the room and trying to catch it. She always tries to touch him but he hates being touched and she's making him not tolerate being touched. Even when I'm supervising her with it I still don't trust her, because when I was in the room she threw a ball and it nearly hit the bird and she threw the game control at the floor because she lost and it nearly hit the bird as well. Also I can't see her from where I am. I have a high bed and she won't let me sit on the bed so if she's up there I can't see her and she won't let me sit up there. She could hit it, scare it away, or even if she has it on her head on the bed and then she moves her head backwards the bird could get knocked against the wall and die. And when it lands on the side of the bed she always puts her feet near it and touches it with her feet, if she kicked it or hit it with her feet when it was on the bed. Just help me, birds are very fragile creatures and I just can't risk my birds life. Should I be worried or am I just paranoid?
I couldn't bear the thought of her injuring my bird.
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How old are you?
Why is your 5 yr old sister able to tell you what to, or not to, do? (Not be on YOUR bed)

I'm 47 hand have 2 "kids", each always had to respect the other as well as the others things and space.

What's more important here, the bird not getting stressed, or not getting injured or killed? And it sounds like the birds gets stressed even if out of it's cage when your sister is in the room. So I say put the bird in it's cage so that it remains safe.

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thanks, I'm 15. I just don't want him to be scared of me or resent me for putting him away. Yes it is a very stressful situation when he is out when she is in the room.
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I also say put the bird in its cage... It will get over it quickly and forgive you.
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My son was 5. I let him hold birds and told him he had to sit very still and calm.
He was wonderful. Normally he isn't wonderful!
Ask her if she wants to hold the bird.
Make her sit still with her arm out and put him on her.
If she moves take the bird away.
When she's finished if she's good.
Put him away and promise her she can do it again.

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If your that worried about your bird then why is it still out the cage?

If my sibling was like that with birds they would not be near them! Put the bird away, whats worse it being grumpy because you put it away early or leaving it out and it being seriously injured?
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I Think Kates idea might be something too help... Otherwise just put him in his cage when your sister comes in.


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thanks everyone, I will try what Kate suggested. Thanks again x
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Teach her how to respect other animals. I kept my own flock of budgies when I was six all by myself as I was always eager and listened. My family would help me turn the hose on to clean the aviary! How old was she when she killed your linnie? How did it not shred her hands from biting! I've had one literally hang from my hand!

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she was 4 when she killed the linnie, it was last February. It was a very gentle affectionate bird, and barely even bit her, even when she treated it like a toy aeroplane. That is one of the most upsetting things about it. I loved her dearly, and sometimes a bird comes along that you can never forget. RIP Kawaii.<3
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