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We have a 2nd bourke
My daughter just had a birthday, and asked if we could find a cagemate for her rosey bourke. The store where we found her did not have any, so I looked around locally and found a breeder, and we brought Fern home a week ago. She's a normal bourke, very sweet, chirps quietly, and seems to be getting used to us, but she's not tame. She is approximately 8 months old. Our rosey is about 4 months now. I have Fern in quarantine in my room for 3 more weeks.
This morning, when I uncovered Fern's cage, one of her perches had fallen, and when I put my hand in to fix it, she flew out. Her wings are clipped but she's a good flier. She can't get a lot of height, but she can fly away, and she lands fine. I'm worried that it stressed her out though. Like I said, she's not tame, but she's also not agressive or nippy. Just scared.
So, she flew to the floor on the side of my bed, then up to the bed, and climbed behind my pillows, between the wall and mattress. There was enough room that I could stick my hand in, and she scooted out, and I was able to pick her up and put her back in her cage. But it's been about twenty minutes, and she's sitting still on the bottom perch. She's a little fluffed up, not a lot. She looks sleepy. She normally would be on the top perch. She's not extremely active, but she moves around the cage, eats, drinks, flies, etc...
Is there anything I can do for her, or should I leave her alone? She didn't hit anything, she landed softly, and I didn't hurt her when carrying her back to the cage. So I'm about 99% sure this is a stress reaction.
The picture is from her first day here.