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Kiwiscremsong

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Hi my cockatiel Kiwi had a night fright last night he is ok and lost 2featherss but is fine now. Is there any way to help him not get night frights or decrease the chances of him getting a night fright? Thanks!:tieln::tiel::tiel3::tiel::coolparrot::tieln::tieln::tieln::tieln:
 

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They are prone to that so hence the nightlight.
Rio likes a nightlight too...Big bummer during blackouts as I have to give him a flashlight...LOL
 

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My male budgie Murphy began having night frights about 7 months ago. I did a bit of research and found this LED light that shines blue and does not disturb a birds sleep cycle. It clips right on to the cage. When I cover the cage at night I clip this light on the side down low and have not have any night frights since the first night of using this lamp. I highly recommend it. I got 2 bulbs on hand in case it burns out.

https://www.windycityparrot.com/lig...-p-3559.html?zenid=0sfo6oesh18ttnhhtgsccurpg0
 

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Hi thanks for responding! I have a nightlight in my bedroom for him the problem- my mom doesn't like nightlights is there anything else i can use that maybe doesnt have a lot of light but still calms him down?
 

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Lady jane how much is the lamp? I clicked on the link but it froze. Thanks!
 

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Link is good for me. Go to Windy City Parrots and in search window type night frights. Lamp is $20. with a bulb. It does not shine bright, just a soft blue is seen. First time purchasers get 15% off.
 

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They are prone to that so hence the nightlight.
Rio likes a nightlight too...Big bummer during blackouts as I have to give him a flashlight...LOL
That is too precious. :sad4:
 

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We recently moved our nightlight from the floor level to about 5 feet up. It’s really cut down the night frights. And for some reason I love to go in there during the night and watch them sleep.
 

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Thank you so much! I will use this and maybe also a nightlight!! Thank you Guys SOOOO much for your help!! Kiwi my cockatiel and I appreciate it!! IMG_20180405_190924.jpg
:bliss:kiwi visiting my parakeets
 

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That is too precious. :sad4:
It was scary...we had the lights out a few times in the summer & sometimes for a long time. Once at night Rio started flapping his wings so had to set up a flashlight by his cage so he would not hurt himself. He's always had a nightlight & he does not like to sleep in the dark.
 

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I was sleeping and it was about 6:49 a.m when i started to hear clanging at the botton of the cage and i started panicking not knowing what to do i turned on the light kiwi immediately looked at me and stopped panicking he climbed back up to his perch and everything was normal i went to go check to see if he was alright i found 2 feathers at the bottom of the cage thank goodness they were not blood feathers i checked for bleeding in any areas and saw nothing relieved i went back to bed. Later when i woke up i scanned him for anything abnormal and i found a dry blood spot i missed last night. The bleeding had seized and he was alright. I gave him a millet and he took it. Thank you guys for helping me so he does not end up actually hurting himself very badly. Kiwi and i appreciate it soo much!!:bliss:
 

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Murphy lost just about all fail feathers. Budgie s have NFs too which surprised me. I have wondered if you birds dream and or nightmares. If you read about avian night flights there are no definite causes.
 

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If they do have nightmares i bet the one your budgie and my cockatiel had were pretty bad nightmares.
 

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