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I always cover my cage at night, but how do they sleep? do they hang their head down, or what?

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mine'll usually tuck their head behind their wing, and put one foot up. But it really depends on the bird.

If you're ever home during the day you may catch them during a midday nap. That's usually when I see mine sleeping
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Budgies will sleep in all different positions...here are the common ways:

-with one foot up
-head turned and tucked into back feathers with or without foot up
-just sitting, eyes closed both feet down

And other odd ways some like to sleep are:

-hanging from cage bars
-upside down
-the highest place they can find (for some of mine that would be the very top of the swing)

and more...
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mickey had his head hung down but his eyes were open according to mom, is this normal?
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mickey had his head hung down but his eyes were open according to mom, is this normal?
I don't think budgies are very deep sleepers. When you're not looking and his blanket is down he most likely sleeps with both eyes closed...
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However they want. When we had the cages in the bedroom and didn't cover them the birds would all cram in to the corners nearest us when the lights went out and sleep hanging on the bars all smashed together. I occasionally still find one sleeping on the bars. Most sleep on their perches. Our birds that are not in opposite gender pairs have fuzzy huts to sleep in (hens with mates may turn them in to nests). I don't know if budgies ever do it but I have seen lineolated parakeets sleep hanging upside down.
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Mine just sleep on a perch or upright on the cage bars, guess mine are boring :gigge:
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Sam tucks her head in her wing and stands on one foot.
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Kermit sleeps with both feet on pearch with eyes shut but i dont think they r deep sleepers like someone meantiond as he quite often has a eye open now and again but yet my other budgie kiki she sleeps with her head tucked up unda her wing with the foot up
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Our's sleep in different ways, usally have 1 foot up We do cover ours at night, we have ours in the computer room and when we watch TV they make little noises, the minute we turn the TV off they are quiet. I love it. LOL
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