Tea and Freeing my birds
Alright, this is a two part question.
I have two budgies, a green male (Sunny) and a blue female (Lucy). Lucy is a few years old, and I've had Sunny for about 7 years now, him having survived an older companion of his. It's been about 4 or 5 years since I've taken Sunny out of the cage, and Lucy has never been out.
Question (1): What should I expect taking them out? When I used to take Sunny and my other bird out, it was always a hassle. Sunny was really young, and the older bird never liked coming out. Often they'd panic, flying into walls. If they saw the cage, they'd fly back to it right away. Sunny is a very stable and friendly bird, so it's hard for me to see him panic. My only fear is that the concrete walls of my new home will hurt them.
Question (2): I've recently become a drinker of gynostemma tea. It's an eastern tea similar to gensig, but much more therapeutic. It has such beneficial qualities that I'm wondering if it would be good to give my birds this tea instead of water.