I gave him a dose of meloxicam on Friday evening before putting everyone to bed, and then again on Saturday morning. This has helped! I couldn't give him the dose last night because it hadn't been 12 hours since the first dose on Saturday. I will have to keep it at one dose per day if the budgies are only uncovered for 8 hours.
I spent all day Saturday hanging curtains and getting the guest bedroom ready for the budgies' cage for the night. I didn't get the budgies up until 8:45 a.m., and I had covered them around 5:30 p.m. This morning, they both seem a bit hungover from being covered for so long, but it has to be this way for a while.
I plan to cover them at 3:30 p.m. today so that I can get everyone up at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. I'll probably keep the schedule like that for the foreseeable future because I have to have them up before or by 7:30 a.m. so that I can get to work on the days when I work in the office.
Yikes! We are having an ice store with some wind, and a huge branch just came down in my yard! I heard the cracking and ran to the window to see it fall