01-31-2018, 10:55 AM
It's possible that Charlie is a budgie that spooks easily.
How much time each day do you spend sitting next to Charlie's cage just reading out loud, singing or talking to him?
To get him to be more comfortable with you, spending 10-15 minutes three or four times a day doing so will help a lot.
After a week or so, 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 another week or so, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him .
Let him 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 very slowly toward Charlie. If he becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until he calms down. When he's comfortable with your hand near him , you can offer him a bit of millet or a few seeds on your open palm.
Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly whenever you interact with him.