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I moved the budgies outside

Soooo as most people on here know, I had my budgies in small breeding cages outside which were inside another aviary. Since so much has changed, and I'm allowed to do up the room however I want it, the first thing I wanted to do was get rid of those horrid cages. They're vile. Outside in the one aviary I have three cockatiels (Ziggy, Cin & Kya), a quail and a few zebra finches. After getting pretty annoyed about the diamond doves not being out in an aviary, I added those into it not too long ago and boy can I see the difference in them! All of the budgies looked pretty miserable, they had nothing to do in those little cages and there was no natural light in there, not even windows. It was getting me really really annoyed and so I decided meh, I'm just gunna get everybody in the travel cage and move them out. And I did! I have never seen my budgie flock so happy before. They can fly, forage, play with each other and I've hung a boing in there, some swings and some toys. They're more than happy. I have seen such a big difference in everybody now they're out in a big flock together in the fresh air. It's amazed me how pairs keep their bonds so tight too. The cockatiels are getting along great with them and there is no bullying. There are plenty of food bowls though around the aviary and so they don't have to fight for anything. Also, we have a little indent in the wall of the aviary, which the zebra finches had been making nests in. On the other side of the wall there are the small breeding cages. So what did I do? I knocked 4 holes in the wall where the boxes are and cut some squares out of the boxes. The zebra finches have really appreciated being able to go into them! It's so nice to see the outdoor flock so happy. I've moved the 2 canary pairs into some other breeding cages and I've opened up a divider in one so the parrotlets have more horizontal flying space which they have definitely appreciated. I have big big plans for the bird room so I will post about those soon when I've written them all down and got the measurements up. I'll put up some photos on photobucket before I upload the rest so you can see how happy everybody is

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That sounds great, Daisy.
Can't wait to see pictures.




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Thank you it's so nice to see them rolling around in some wet kale earlier

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That sounds amazing daisy!
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That's awsome! Happy Budgies are much funnier to watch, especially when they are chattering away.



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Thanks guys they are! They're all interacting, you can tell who gets on and who doesn't, who is more shy and who is an in-your-face kinda bird. It's very cute and it's definitely shown me a lot about behaviour

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No kidding! It's amazing how their personalities differ. When I had my Budgies Lemon was COMPLETELY in your face, chattery, and all over the place while Siren and Buttercup were shy and reserved. T'was funny. :P



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