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Old 05-31-2017, 10:00 PM
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I have 2 budgies, i was told one is male (vibrant colours) , the other female (same but faded green). They were fine, i used to let them out of the cage so they would fly around in the apartment.
Now out of nowhere I saw the female hanging from a frame on the wall and biting off the dried rose petals on them! i kept trying to move her from ther but she kept going. Also there is a small spot on the wall which she keeps pecking on - i closed it but she kept trying to go there. Next day i had left them out again and when I got back home, my 2 big spider plants that I had just planted , were all torn off... she ate it or just kept pecking on it i dont know but both the plants were destroyed completely!

They have never done this before, i realised the female is going nuts. She even tries to bite the male or doesnt let him eat with her or stand close etc. Now as I type this, she is trying to bite the cage. I havent let her out for 2-3 days now because of her behaviour. Although the male came out a few times. She just kept flapping her wings inside and I feel like she is unhappy as I dont let her out. When i give her a piece of bread she bites it so fast and i see it all on the bottom of the cage.

But any idea whats going on!? what should I do? she is so loud, its getting annoying!!


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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

Your budgie is acting perfectly normal for a budgie, she is not "losing it". Budgies need wooden toys and natural "shredding" toys to be able to chew and shred to their heart's desire. Females especially enjoy chewing on things and shredding them. It is important that you supply your budgies with plenty of toys to chew on as well as to shred. Keep in mind that you should never give any fabric or rope to your budgies, as the fibres are harmful to them when ingested. Instead, lots of wooden toys made of pine or other safe woods and shredding toys made of yucca are good options and will help them get out the urge to chew.

Please read this link for more information about the necessities in a budgie's cage:
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You should still let her out for a bit each day so both birds can work off some of their pent up energy. If you have things you don't want them chewing on or are unsafe, cover them or move them out of the room while they are out. Additionally, they should never be out of their cage while unsupervised, it is extremely dangerous and they could be injured or hurt without you there to help.

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Starling Wings has given you excellent advice.
It's important you recognize that your budgie(s) are simply acting like birds. They are not doing anything "wrong". You simply need to redirect the chewing to proper toys.

Budgies make noise -- it's part of who they are. Play music for them and enjoy their chirping!

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You've been given very good advice.

Provide your budgies with areas to go and things to play with and that's where they will spend their time. If they have nothing to occupy them, then will find something to do.
It's a natural bird instinct.

I have a play area set up over my birds cage where they have all their toys, swings etc and they love to spend time there.
If there's an area I don't want them to go I make it so it's not accessible to them.
Take down items you don't want the birds to chew or cover them up.

Also you re very lucky that you had spider plants that the birds chewed, as these are non-toxic for them and are safe to eat.
All the plants I have are safe for my budgies to eat.
I also buy potted herbs for the budgies and let them chew as much as they want too.

The more you provide for them to stimulate their natural tendencies, the less you will see the 'destructive' behaviour.

Coping your female up won't help her. I share a bedroom with 13 budgies and I can tolerate the noise they make very easily.
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Thank you for the advice! I do have some toys in their cage but i will try out all your suggestions for sure!

Thank you again!
I love their chirping for sure but its almost like she changed her sounds to more of a screaming ! but i will try and check everything in all the posts ! I havent had budgies before so I wasnt too sure.
Someone als told me the bird might want to lay eggs!

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Since you have a male and female, you should be following the proper practices to discourage breeding.

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