10-20-2015, 12:34 AM
Hi Angie and to Talk Budgies!
Budgies are often submissive for a few days because they're terrified. Cover the top and three sides of the cage to help Quinn feel more secure. Play music on a low volume as that will help to soothe him.
Quinn may sit quietly and not move, chirp or sing.
If he sits near the bottom of the cage, you can scatter some seed on the cage floor so he can find food until it learns where his food dish is. You can also place a very shallow dish with a little water on the cage floor for him.
Do not handle or touch him for about 2 weeks.
To build Quinn’s trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him.
After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t try to touch him.
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward Quinn and begin your taming and bonding sessions.
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I'm looking forward to hearing all about Quinn and hopefully seeing some pictures once he's had time to settle in.
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