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Hey, i just brought home two new tiels last night. My question is should I cover thier cage at night? They were not covered at the breeder and I don't want to scare them. I don't know what to do. Help!
 

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I would cover them. Spike was not covered at the breeder either. He had no problem with being covered. I just say Spike do you want to go to bed and then I say good night good night and on the third good night I put the cover on :blush: must have a bit of ocd (but he is use to this routine and he now asks the budgie Icarus if he wants to go to bed :p ). His cover is a white cotton cover and does not cover the whole cage. It leaves a bit open on the bottom of each side. I also highly recomend that you get them a night light and turn it on for them at night as close to their cage as possible. I think they will be fine. Good luck and have fun with your new babies :D
 

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Covering them is a good idea. Some people cover the whole cage, some leave the front open. It all depends on what you're house is like. Mine acctually ask to be covered when it's getting late-it gives them a warm dark and cozy place to sleep.
 

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I cover mine as well, it seems to make them feel secure I look at it this way its like I am putting the cover over them and tucking them into bed....hehe :D
 

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Thanks for the replies. I cover my budgies but I didn't know if covering babies that have never been covered could cause problems. thanks for getting back to me. I covered them last night and there were no night frights.
 

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Thats great :) just remember that I think a night light is a must. The only night fright Spike had was when the night light was off. I swear they start to get night frights at a certin age as well. It seems all our tiels went in a row at about 6-8 months old or so. Just my obsevation anyway
 

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Thats great :) just remember that I think a night light is a must. The only night fright Spike had was when the night light was off. I swear they start to get night frights at a certin age as well. It seems all our tiels went in a row at about 6-8 months old or so. Just my obsevation anyway

Cool, good to know. Right now we are leaving on a lamp on in the room until we get a night light. They were used to lights being on at the breeders so we are trying to change as few things as possible. They have already been out this morning and are enjoying their play gym.:love:
 

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We have had our babies since they were 2 weeks old. I rarely cover them. I always forget. When I do cover them though there isn't a problem. We usually go down to our room early though and there is a night light on up here so I can see to go potty in the middle of the night.
 
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