We discussed earlier, how to get a scared budgie out of the cage and how it will benefit your bird. Today, I will help you to learn how can you get your birdie back to its cage. I know it is a big trouble when your scared/untamed budgie is roaming around the room out of your reach.
From my experience, I have been suggesting to people, not to let the budgie come out until they have tamed them as scared budgies might run into doors, and walls causing injury to themselves.
Scared parakeets will not easily go back to the cage so you can try to lure it back by using their favorite treats, putting their food in the cage, and wait for them to get hungry.
How to Get a Scared Budgie Back in its Cage?
If you have let your untamed budgie out of the cage then remember patience is the key to getting your scared birdie back to its secure cage. There are several methods for getting your scared parakeet back to security. Follow the tried and tested methods below,
Use their Favorite Treats
The most efficient way is to lure your budgie by using their favorite treat. Most parakeets love to eat millet, show them the millet and when in sight keep the treat in their cage which might excite your budgie to fly back to the cage. You can close the cage door while they are enjoying the treat.
Use a Perch
If your budgie is not trying to fly out of your reach and just sitting calmly on one side of the room. Take a perch in your hand and poke the tip of your perch into your pet gently below the chest, this way your budgie might step up to the perch and then you can put the perch inside the cage slowly.
Use a Night bulb and Deceive your budgie
There is one more way to deceive your pet by making your room as dark as possible to let your birdie think that its night time. While doing this you need to place a night bulb near the cage so your budgie might return to the cage for sleeping.
To do this trick, you need to cover the windows with curtains and turn off the light to make your room as dark as night.
Wait for Your Parakeet to Starve
If you have time then wait for your birdie to starve. While waiting, you need to remove all food items from the room and put everything inside the cage. Your budgie will eventually go back to its cage when it feels the hunger building up.
Put a Bluetooth Speaker into their Cage
One more technique is to put a Bluetooth speaker into your budgie’s cage and play a parakeet’s chirping sound in it. While hearing it they might come inside the cage to defend their territory. You can then remove the speaker from the cage and close the cage.
Remember to Remain Gentle
Parakeets are skittish birds and if they feel any sudden movements they might feel threatened. I understand that you might be in a hurry to go out of the house and do not have all the time to wait for your budgie to go back to the cage, However, I advise you to remain gentle and call your birdie in a sweet voice.
Remember if you move suddenly to catch your bird then your budgie will make it a difficult chase and might injure your little pet as well. Move slowly and catch it with a towel if it’s urgent. I do not advise you to catch your bird with a towel as it can make your budgie more scared of you.
Will Budgies Eventually go Back in Their Cage?
If you have all the time in the world and just waiting for your pet to go back to its cage naturally.
It is hard to predict with certainty whether they will eventually go back into their cage. However, with proper training and positive reinforcement, it is possible to encourage budgies to voluntarily return to their cages.
Ultimately, building a positive and trusting relationship with your budgies, along with consistent training and reinforcement, can increase the likelihood that they will willingly go back into their cage.
Why won’t my Budgies go in their Cage?
There could be several reasons why your budgies are reluctant to go back into their cage. Here are some possible explanations and solutions:
Fear or discomfort
Your budgies may be afraid or uncomfortable in their cage, which can make them reluctant to go back inside.
How to Address Fear and Discomfort
Make sure their cage is appropriately sized and well-equipped with perches, toys, and food and water sources. Additionally, create a safe and quiet environment for your parakeets to feel more at ease such as loud noises will startle them and therefore remove noise-making devices.
Lack of trust
Budgies can be cautious and suspicious of their environment, and it can take time to build trust. If your budgies don’t trust you or feel safe in your presence, they may resist going back into their cage.
To Establish Trust of your Budgie
Try offering treats or food inside the cage, and spend time near the cage, talking to your budgies in a calm and soothing voice.
Budgies are creatures from the wild, and any sudden changes to their routine can be unsettling. If you’ve recently changed the location of their cage or altered their feeding or socialization schedule, your budgies may be hesitant to go back into their cage.
To Rectify the Routine
Try to establish a consistent routine and stick to it as much as possible.
Escape Behavior or Budgies
Parakeets are known for their ability to escape from their cages, and if they’ve learned how to do so, they may be reluctant to go back inside.
To Address Escaping Behavior
Ensure that their cage is secure and cannot be easily opened or manipulated. You may also want to provide a bird-proofed play area outside of the cage to satisfy their desire for exploration.
If you’re still having trouble getting your budgies to go back into their cage then you need to follow the above techniques that we mentioned in this article. One more suggestion is to tame them before letting them out of the cage.