The first thing I wanted to change for Joepie were his living conditions. His cage looks a bit boring, and since he can not fly, he has to be able to entertain himself and get exercise some other way.
I want him to have a bigger cage but
- he has just moved to a new house with new people, so his cage is the only familiar thing he has
- I want to get him a friend in the near future – when introducing a new budgie, keep them in separate cages for the first period. That way they can get to know each other without too much stress. So the new budgie can move into the new cage right away while Joepie lives in his own cage for a bit longer.
So no new cage for Joepie yet.
On the website where I found the most information and where I also joined the online forum, I found a page with cool budgie trees. It got me all inspired, so I got my boyfriend to come with me to the woods and find a good branch to make one ourselves.
This was the end results. Joepie looks happy with it!
I also found a cool climbing toy for him in the pet shop. By the way, pet shops are now my favorite shops. When we are in a new city and see one, I always have to nip in.
So that’s stage 1 complete!