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    Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    We just purchased another budgie. He seems really hiper right now. He is going too the bottom of the cage an it looks like he is trying to dig out of it or something. He isn't always in the bottom of the cage but he is constantly trying to get out. I'm almost positive that he just wants to see my bird that I have had for a while. I have them seperated tho because of possible health problems in the new bird. Does or has anyone seen a bird trying to "dig" through the corner of the cage?

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    My previous budgie used to do that all the time. But she was an only budgie, so I doubt it would be her trying to see someone else. Some people have told me that she was trying to find her parents, and others told me it reminded her of her nest way back when she was born. She would also go under the paper at the bottom like a cave or a tent and just hide there for hours. Apparently it's really nothing, but it looks cute!

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    I too had a budgie that did that, but eventually outgrew it once it got familiar with me and its surroundings.

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    Yep! One of my budgies did that. She was trying her level best to get out of the cage and finally succeeded, but not by "digging" through the corner of her cage.

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    I'm glad to know its not a problem or something. Sunny can't stand being in the cage. He wants out all the time. But we know that he has to stay in there until he is used to all the new surroundings. Thanks!
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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    Funny you mention that. Snowdrop sometimes runs to the bottom of the cage and paces back and forth when people are around and he wants to come out, but I haven't seen him digging yet. It's just more like he jumps to the bottom and starts running rapidly from side and side, chirping all the while.

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    haha Wetheril, Jellybean does the same thing! I'll come into my room after being away all day and she'll run around the bottom of her cage like it's a racetrack. She's gotten quite fast too.... She also has a tiny bell on a stick hanging down on the side inside her cage and she'll push it around with her beak and when someone walks by, she will put her tiny foot up on the bell. It's almost as if she's trying to say', "Mine! Don't even think about it!" So cute.

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    My female budgie use to do this 'digging' in the corner of her cage, but with a twist - she would have her legs really far apart and try and twist her body through her legs! STRANGE!!!!

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    a sign?

    I'm not sure why, my bird doesn't usually dig holes in the corner. But all of theme were old and when they do they died within a week of digging..... and now I have another one that's digging a hole.. I'm worried.

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    Re: Trying to dig in the corner of the cage?

    Hi. For a first time budgie owner, I also thought this was very funny . Of the 5 I have together in the cage, only two of my greenies were digging at the bottom corner. However, a while later and now they're both in a little nest box (actually a cardboard chew box), and both have laid eggs. They're not digging in the corner anymore.

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