Haven't been posting much, but I get on and read some threads occasionally
Blu is his usual trouble-making self and Gumdrop is still shy. Don't know if she'll ever come out of her shell! It's been 4+ months, but that's okay, I love her anyway She and Blu are getting along very well though, so that's so great for them!
Anyhow, some pics of them attached!
It can take a looooong time and a lot of patience to bring them out of their shell. My mom talks of the budgies she has tamed over the years. Often she would sit with her finger in the cage, perfectly still after she had wet it and rolled it into bird seed so she was seen as non-threatening and also a source of food. It can take hours and hours of stillness like this before they even approach you sometimes! Talking to it helps. Not only do they like to hear the sound of your voice, but surprisingly the warmth from your breath can be comforting too.