|The first day in the new house surrounded by boxes and debris|
They calmed down a bit once they were in their travel pen, but overall, I think the new sounds and smells were overwhelming. Their regular cage was damaged during the move and it took a day or two to find the zip-ties to repair it. Although they were happier being in their usual cage, I could see they were still confused: the sunlight was all wrong, the kitchen was on the wrong side of the cage, and the sounds of the great room were so loud. People walked by the cage all the time! Panic!
Oddly enough, they calmed right down when I cleaned their cage last weekend. They were skittish right up to that point, but the routine of being weighed, put on the floor (even though it was a new floor) and then returned to a clean cage put them at ease. A day or two later, they started begging for morning pepper and wheeking for treats. See? The new place is not so bad.