Try to make as much natural enrichment as you can. I know a lot of people are cautious with branches and such, but I always keep the bark on them so my birds can strip it off. Takes hours and they love it
I've just put together Baby's interior of his new cage this morning and introduced him to it. It's more 2x as tall (32x18x 34" + stand) as his first cage we put him in when we brought him home on 4/28. He thought that tiny thing (24x18x16")
was a palace after the pet store plastic prison he'd been in. Poor little sweetie.
I've found that he spends quite a bit of time in the lower half
of his new cage, instead of the upper part which all the toys, rope/wood perches, two platforms, and his 2 snuggie huts, etc.
The reason? I think it's b/c of the natural branch from my fig tree that I put down there. He sits on it all the time, on one foot or napping. It's just a small branch and I didn't even know if he would accept it, and just sortuv threw it in case he might. From there he has a better view of the rest of the house, outside the window (which he also did in the former cage), and closer to the budgies (who are across the doorway from him now instead of across the room) with who he was in yelling match this morning (ohhhh......my ears...they all seem to enjoy it as well as the vacuum I used to clean the room.) This smallish branch was a left over from supplying perches in my bigger cage for the budgies about two years ago. He loves to sit there and I've noticed he's nibbling on it. The budgies have stripped all the bark off the ones in their cage, which stripping increased about a year ago.They love that bark.
He's so sassy and talking all the time about "Baby" this and "Baby" that. Some of it is just garbled speech. However, he seems very happy in his new cage.
Forgive a new mom from talking endlessly about the new child.