Parakeet Budgie and Keet Sleeping Habits
Parakeets need to sleep 10-12 hours every day. The vast majority of this is done at night. The cave should be covered with a cloth so it is dark and they feel safe. In nature, parakeets nest in hollows they gnaw out of Eucalyptus trees. You want your cage to sort of resemble that closed-in hollow so they feel safe and protected when they sleep.
Parakeets also take naps during the day when it is quiet. They will often stretch and yawn before falling asleep, or after waking up.
Parakeets will often sleep just by closing their eyes. But they will also perch on one foot sometimes, like a flamingo, to give their other foot a rest for a while.
Santo does a one-foot
They also sometimes tuck their heads back on top of their backs, against a wing, to give their neck muscles a rest.
Pinto does the head tuck
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