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Old 06-26-2019, 02:40 PM
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Hi Everyone. I am getting to know and he is getting to know me my new budgie called Jasper who is about 10 weeks old now. I've had him for 4 weeks and we've gone through lots of stuff including biting allowing me to stroke his head but now he doesn't. Anyway I'm trying to bond and tame him and making loads of mistakes I'm sure but today he came out to my finger and he sat there and kind of went into a fat ball looked sleepy and then started doing a bit of a sound with his beak. It wasn't grinding or regurgitating more of a clicking or smacking sound very quiet but I just wondered if anyone knows what this is? I'm presuming he is comfortable with me to sit there that long - around 10 minutes just doing this little noise with his eyes half shut. Would love to hear if anyone else has noticed this or knows what he's doing. Many thanks.....

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Old 06-26-2019, 03:25 PM
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Taming and bonding is all about TRUST and takes time and patience.
It sounds as though you are making very good progress with Jasper thus far.
Bonding is allowing the budgie to choose to be with you.

The noise you are describing that Jasper made is simply a normal noise many budgies make when they are relaxed.
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Yes, he is very relaxed with you. That clicking is like a cat's purring.
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Hi everyone thanks for looking in. Jasper who was hand reared and a poppet for a while !! is now flying out of the cage and bypassing my finger held out. He fly s off when I used to be able to get him on my finger top move him, in fact he doesnt seem to be the same budgie! he just had to go to my daughters for a week while I was away. Will this have upset him do you think and how do I go about getting him to go on my finger again instead of flying away to his 3 favourite places outside of the cage which I have set up for him? any help and advice always welcome as I just resorted to grabbing him and that didn't got too well either ��
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He's probably just growing up. And finding his favourite places much more interesting than your finger. I would go back to basics, and reward him for hopping onto your finger, even lure him a little bit to hop on your finger. Develops positive associations and he'll likely be happier to hop on but you can't expect him to stay there all the time if there is nothing interesting. Please do not resort to grabbing him unless it is an emergency situation. Is there any particular reason you need to move him?
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Sheila,

Please do not create multiple threads asking the same question.
I've deleted your duplicate thread where you asked again about Jasper's recent change in behavior and bypassing your finger when you want to move him.

Jasper is going to have to readjust to being back at home.
Additionally, it sounds as though he has decided he likes being more independent rather than acquiescing when you wish him to be moved.

You can start over with step up training in the cage or you can train him to go back into his cage himself.

I have untamed budgies that go back in their cage because I've used positive reinforcement training to teach them they will get a reward when they do so.

Initially, when I was ready for them to go back in the cage I would first dim the lights and pull down the shades in the room. If the radio or TV was on, I turned it off.

Then I would stand by their cage and ringing the bell on one of their toys while telling them, "It's time to go in your cage now!"

Once they went back into the cage, they were given a small bit of millet.

This method worked well and they now go in the cage when asked to do so without the lights being dimmed or the blinds lowered and the TV or radio can stay on.

Getting the millet reward is the best part of "going back home"
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Thank you everyone for your input and help. I will go back to basics with him and reward with millet. I've been giving millet freely but will try it with him as a reward for going back in his cage or coming to my finger. Faery Bee sorry I thought I had deleted my message from one place when I realised I may have posted in the wrong place! whoops It's quicker to tame a budgie lol
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