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Every night, I make sure to put Orlando in his cage and I do lock it. I don't cover the cage as the owners did not and he doesn't make any noise during the night either. Except recently, in the morning when I come out into the living room (as his cage is in there) he isn't inside the cage! I find him sitting on this chair nearby. So far it's been two times this has happened, I don't know how he manages to get himself outside the cage, and I don't know why he does it either. What should I do? I haven't changed anything in his routine, so I'm clueless as to why he's doing it.
 

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Every night, I make sure to put Orlando in his cage and I do lock it. I don't cover the cage as the owners did not and he doesn't make any noise during the night either. Except recently, in the morning when I come out into the living room (as his cage is in there) he isn't inside the cage! I find him sitting on this chair nearby. So far it's been two times this has happened, I don't know how he manages to get himself outside the cage, and I don't know why he does it either. What should I do? I haven't changed anything in his routine, so I'm clueless as to why he's doing it.
He probably just wants more play time and it’s perfectly normal. In fact not all birds do this. Out of all my nine cockatiels, one of them ALWAYS opens the cage door and somehow removes the blanket from the cage. In the morning they wake me up when I hear them fly out of the cage. This shows that your cockatiel is really smart.
 

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He probably just wants more play time and it’s perfectly normal. In fact not all birds do this. Out of all my nine cockatiels, one of them ALWAYS opens the cage door and somehow removes the blanket from the cage. In the morning they wake me up when I hear them fly out of the cage. This shows that your cockatiel is really smart.
I think that might be a reason why because when the owners had him, they are mainly at work and don't have a lot of time to play with him. Orlando used to have another bird friend, except there was a problem with him, (sadly he passed away after, I don't know if they ever found out what the cause of his death was. I for one wish that they paid more attention to them and took him to the vet when they saw something was wrong..) If I could, I'd definitely spend my money on buying a bigger cage and getting more toys for Orlando, and if I could, I'd keep him!; the downside is that my mother has allergies and plans on returning him soon. When I mentioned the idea of getting him a new cage, she said that they cost a lot of money and that Orlando isn't really my bird anyways so I shouldn't be spending money on him; the owners should. Is there any way I could convince them, (the owners themselves) to get a bigger cage, and more toys for Orlando? I think this would be good for him even IF they didn't have much time to play with him. Looking for assistance on what I should do... sorry this got so long and offtopic on what I originally asked for!
 

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I think that might be a reason why because when the owners had him, they are mainly at work and don't have a lot of time to play with him. Orlando used to have another bird friend, except there was a problem with him, (sadly he passed away after, I don't know if they ever found out what the cause of his death was. I for one wish that they paid more attention to them and took him to the vet when they saw something was wrong..) If I could, I'd definitely spend my money on buying a bigger cage and getting more toys for Orlando, and if I could, I'd keep him!; the downside is that my mother has allergies and plans on returning him soon. When I mentioned the idea of getting him a new cage, she said that they cost a lot of money and that Orlando isn't really my bird anyways so I shouldn't be spending money on him; the owners should. Is there any way I could convince them, (the owners themselves) to get a bigger cage, and more toys for Orlando? I think this would be good for him even IF they didn't have much time to play with him. Looking for assistance on what I should do... sorry this got so long and offtopic on what I originally asked for!
Yes, it would actually be better for hike to get another friend, but it’s pretty tough in your situation since he’s not actually your bird. Its really up to the owners. :(
 
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