Hi there,
I have 8 budgies in my newly-made outdoor cage. Just before it gets dark, all the birds come to the front of the cage and climb to the top of the wire and stay clinged to the wire, with the help of their beaks. Looking at them, you'd say that they are preparing their positions for sleeping.
Is this normal behaviour? All the birds were purchased less than a week ago, so I am not sure whether this clinging has anything to do with adapting to their new surroundings.
Thanks
Joe
Hi there, I have 8 budgies in my newly-made outdoor cage. Just before it gets dark, all the birds come ... week ago, so I am not sure whether this clinging has anything to do with adapting to their new surroundings.

Do they have an indoor shelter?It sounds like they don't know where they are supposed to roost at night.
Hi there, I have 8 budgies in my newly-made outdoor ... has anything to do with adapting to their new surroundings.

Do they have an indoor shelter?It sounds like they don't know where they are supposed to roost at night. > >

my guess is that the top is open, right? you should consider building a covered roost in the very top of the run. the cover could simply be an piece of plywood on top of the wire/fabric in the top. Loren
Hi there, I have 8 budgies in my newly-made outdoor cage. Just before it gets dark, all the birds come ... week ago, so I am not sure whether this clinging has anything to do with adapting to their new surroundings.

It appears you are in Bosnia. Hopefully you have built your aviary soundly and with a heated indoor part as I understand that it gets very cold there in winter.
Hi there, I have 8 budgies in my newly-made outdoor ... has anything to do with adapting to their new surroundings.

Do they have an indoor shelter?It sounds like they don't know where they are supposed to roost at night.

Hi again,
The cage is 2m in length, 1m high and 1m deep. There is plenty of cover inside because only about 1/2 of the cage front is exposed (other 1/2 is covered with wood) and one of the sides is also exposed. The rest of the cage is all wood.
Petar