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Old 11-07-2018, 07:48 AM
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Hello, I got 2 budgies which I got from the same pet store. 1 has been with me since 17th Sep and one since 24th Oct.

The one has been with me longer one is super tamed, he could just perch on my finger on the first day I got him home, and also allows my hand in his cage and would perch on my finger when he's in the cage and whenever i wanted to bring him out.

As for the other one which I got him recently like 2 weeks ago, he's also tamed but he would jump around and wont perch on my finger whenever I wanted to bring him out from his cage. But when he's ready to come out and perch at the door, he would perch on my finger or whenever he's outside the cage, he would be more submissive that he would in his cage and willingly perch on my finger.

I wonder why the 2nd one has such odd behaviour?

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:00 AM
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Each bird is an individual, and will have their own personality, likes and dislikes, habits and quirks. You can't think of birds as all being the same, so you can't expect them to all act the same.

With time, love, patience and training, I'm sure you'll be able to gain his trust and love. BUT, if he prefers to be a little aloof and do his own thing, that's fine too. Don't force him to do anything he doesn't want to do right now, or you'll never gain his trust.

Just take things slowly, and he'll come around
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Each bird is an individual, and will have their own personality, likes and dislikes, habits and quirks. You can't think of birds as all being the same, so you can't expect them to all act the same.

With time, love, patience and training, I'm sure you'll be able to gain his trust and love. BUT, if he prefers to be a little aloof and do his own thing, that's fine too. Don't force him to do anything he doesn't want to do right now, or you'll never gain his trust.

Just take things slowly, and he'll come around
Thank you. The 2nd one has his tail completely crisscrossed, he must be living in a small crowded cage... poor thing.
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Hey Mike,

Did you let your budgies settle in for two weeks without trying to touch or tame them? I realize that the first budgie happened to be very tame, but this budgie seems like he's terrified still and is being submissive, especially when he's out of the cage, because he is scared

I would take a step back and work with him more slowly, as Michelle suggested, and he will come around in his own time
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The second budgie's behavior isn't at all unusual.
As stated, you shouldn't try to handle the budgie for at least two weeks after bringing it home.
Additionally, the cage is the bird's "safe place".
By moving away from you, he's letting you know he doesn't want to be touched or bothered at that time. You need to take things at his pace.

When you put your hand in the cage, rather than chasing him around trying to get him on your finger, simply hold your hand still and offer him a few seeds or a bit of millet in your open palm. Let him decide if/when he is ready to come to you.
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Thank you for the advice. He was panting the moment I brought him home after spending an hour travel in a box. But then he relaxed and chilled down after 30 mins.

I couldn't tell his wings are clipped but he could flap around well. Problem with my both budgies they could hop out from the cage or top of the cage to the floor, or flap.. or wanted to fly.. I dunno... the height from the door of the cage or top of the cage are about 3 to 5 feet tall... They don't do it often but from time to time, yes they would. I worry they may hurt their feet. So sometimes I would let them run around the floor to explore a little on their own.
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It sounds as though their wings are clipped.
I'd suggest you put a folded blanket or some towels under the door of the cage where they might land if they try to fly out of the cage on their own so they are not injured.

If you have them out on the floor for a period of time, please be very careful not to step on them.

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It sounds as though their wings are clipped.
I'd suggest you put a folded blanket or some towels under the door of the cage where they might land if they try to fly out of the cage on their own so they are not injured.

If you have them out on the floor for a period of time, please be very careful not to step on them.

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Thank you. I keep an eye on them all the times. Bought a playground for them so they would spend most of the times at their playground and also eat and drink at their playground.
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