09-08-2018, 11:17 AM
I think your decision to rehome the little fellow is for the best.
By the way, what have you named him?
It sounds as though you are simply not a "bird person" which is perfectly fine.
I agree with Julia and thank you for taking in the budgie and caring for him.
Budgies (and other birds) are not "easy" pets. I have two rescue (lovebirds) both of whom will bite as hard as they can given any opportunity to do so.
I, however, chose to take them in and give them a safe and loving home so I'm OK with the fact that they will never be "domesticated" the way my other birds are.
I've had Pedro and Popopy for over 5 years now and while they will come and land on me, I know to have every inch of skin covered or I will suffer a hard and painful bite!
They have bigger and stronger beaks than budgies. Poppy has drawn blood several times.
Some budgies are more timid than others, some react to stress, hormones, and changes in their environments by becoming upset, territorial, fearful or behaving in other manners some people find "unacceptable".
I believe its good that you recognize you don't want to spend months trying to bond with a bird that makes your life uncomfortable.
If you are willing to let us know where you are located, perhaps someone on the forum would be willing to take in your little one.
Best wishes in your efforts to find him a good, safe and loving forever home.