Cockatiels enjoying out of cage time, but then freak out?

Colourbotic

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Hi again. Have a weird behavioral issue I'm wondering about. I let my boys out into a small room that me and my partner stay in to supervise. This is their room where they live as well. They'll crawl over the cage and play with their toys. Do little songs and stuff. Seems like they're having a ball so we let them stay out as long as we can. Because after a while they suddenly spook but for no reason? Then its just chaos for a bit. We usually let them land and calm down. Then it seems fine they'll do it again to the point where they fly into walls. Then we get them to step up onto a perch and gently put them in the cage again. We don't mind the stress for us because we want them to have out of cage time. I do mind when my birds are so freaked out they're breathing heavily and I have no idea why. Anyone have any clue what's setting them off? It's like a switch. Please help?
 

bikergirl Carol

Regular Member
Hi, are they in the same place in the room when it happens or maybe near the same toys. is there a mirror or near a window. maybe if you can be aware of the sounds they might hear. it could be lots of things, its just finding it. ??
 

Colourbotic

Registered
Thats the thing. Has far as I'm aware there isn't any outside stimuli. Could it be music playing from the speakers? Typically they never bat an eye at music. And the curtains are drawn during outside time to avoid them hiting glass and hurting themselves.
 

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
Tils can get flighty and all it takes is one to panic and any others join in, What triggers them off is a mystery in most cases this dose happen during the night with many tiels as well. unfortunately they just seem to fly any direction and bump into things when it happens, even if you cover them they will get there flighting panic, I have always kept mine uncovered and I do have a light shinning into the rooms I still get the occasional panic at night or if I enter close to them or a room with out making a sound.
 

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
tying to find out what is spooking them, is a certain piece of music on at the time? could it be something reflecting in from the out side for example wind charms
 
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