06-01-2017, 03:00 PM
If you budgie is quite young and recently weaned, he may not have had a lot of time on a perch and spent the majority of time on the floor of his cage.
As he grows in confidence, he should show more typical bird behaviours.
As he's so new to you, try covering up three sides of his cage and leaving just the front uncovered. This will make him feel safer.
Keep a TV or radio on for him as budgies don't like silence (as you've seen for yourself that the only time he chirps are when he hears other noises).
Bare in mind that your budgie comes from a place with other birds and they are naturally flock animals.
He has been taken away from all that he has known in his short life and everything has changed. He needs a long settling in period and lots of time and patience.
Read through the stickies on taming and bonding so that you know what best you can do to help your new budgie friend.
If you have done some research before getting a budgie, you'll know that they take a lot of time and patience to bond, but can have wonderful relationships with humans.
If you have got a budgie without researching first, spend the next couple of weeks learning what you can from the stickies on here.
To help him settle in you want to just leave your budgie alone for two weeks, only changing food & water pots and cleaning the bottom of the cage out.
Talk to him, but don't try and have any physical contact.