How much sleep does a budgie need and what quality?
Beekle is in my living/dining room and that means he is only in the dark when the rest of the household is asleep. In practice that probably means eight or nine hours of dark a night including daylight coming through relatively thin curtains (call it 11pm to 8am). I've noticed that after about 9 in the evening he seems to fluff up and doze a little.
He is alone during the day so he could snooze then if he wanted but I've been in the habit of leaving a radio on for company.
There isn't really anywhere I can put him to get more darkness and he seems fine after nearly a month so do you think this could be a problem or is he gonna be fine?
I can't really see how anyone could give a caged bird 12 hours of peace, quite and darkness in which to sleep but maybe I'm wrong
Today he actually moved toward me as I reached to replace his seed pot. He changed his mind as I got really close but I think he's beginning to trust me