12-18-2018, 03:09 PM
The birds don't yet trust you and that can sometimes take months. I'd suggest you go back to the beginning and work with them very slowly and patiently.
To build your birds’ trust, sit by their cage and read, talk or sing quietly to them for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day.
After about a week, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to them so they will learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt them.
After a week of resting your hand on the outside of the cage, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t try to touch them.
Let their get used to the idea that the hand is now in their safe place and not harming them.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your bird. If they become agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until they calm down. When they are comfortable with your hand near them, you can offer them a bit of millet or a few seeds.
Always work at your birds’ pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to their whenever you interact with them.
Rather than trying to get them to step up.
Put a few seeds on the palm of your hand and hold your hand still in the cage.
Allow them to choose to come to you.
When they do get on your hand, don't move it.
Just allow them to eat the seeds and hop on and off your hand at will.
Working at a bird's pace can take a very long time but as the budgies learn you aren't going to force them to be touched or picked up, they will learn to trust you.
Good luck in the journey!