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Budgie Squawking When Owner Not Home

I have a wonderful Budgie named Paulina Simone who has been mine for about four years now. We bonded deeply as I never bought another budgie for her to partner with. When I'm around and can talk to her or hold her she makes beautiful sounds and is a happy bird. However, in the last six months I moved in with my bf and he has informed me when I leave the house she sqwaks non stop at an unbearable volume :/

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I had attempted two years ago to get another bird and Paulina proceeded to pick on the bird and then tear out her own feathers so I don't think an additional bird is a solution.

What can I do to help her be happy when I'm away?

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful
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We had budgies for a number of years when our children were small. We always covered their cage with a lightweight cotton cover and it always seemed to calm them. You can make your own, or buy one at any pet supply store.

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December 12, 20160 found this helpful

It would be for hours at a time, is it okay to be covering her for that much time each day?

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful
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Do not reward the bird with any attention or eye contact. It will minimize in due time.

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

Cover her cage, or get another on and keep it in a separate cage, where she can see it, but not attack it.

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December 12, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for the suggestion, it was actually once I separated them that she began to abuse herself. I concluded the other bird stressed her out and within two days of it being gone she had stopped plucking.

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