I've had GJ for about a month and a week now. He has continued to amaze me and steal my heart over and over. Now that We've had Bea for two weeks I can say that GJ is naturally more confident. Although she is a Spunky Monkey!
About a week ago we had a rough out of cage experience resulting in a scratch on his nose. Okay it was more then a little rough, and more then a little my fault. I felt rushed to get him back in the cage, no real reason I just felt like it had to happen. So I did all the wrong things and scared him all over the room before finally toweling him and getting him back.
We spent a lot of time the next few days reestablishing trust inside the cage. Yesterday we tried again and had the most wonderful time together!
He has become so tame and hand friendly. I am working on pushing his tameness to the next level. So as he perched in one hand eating millet I used a finger to stroke his back. He is not a fan of this, but he isn't afraid either. I only did it once or twice and then praised him and let him eat. My goal is to get him comfortable laying on his back in my hand.
I can tell this is going to take a long time and a ton of trust from him, but I am excited to keep trying.
I usually do training and taming separately (and bonding all. the. time.). Sometimes I approach with the touch stick, clicker and millet. Sometimes just millet and praise. Other times just my bare hand so we can play together. He loves when I swing his toys around and ring the bells.
I took the three pictures attached of him today. The look on his face is because it's the first time I've actually put my phone inside the cage to take pictures.
We have had her for two weeks now. I can't imagine how young she was when we got her since she still looks like such a baby!
He named her after a character in the movie Kill Bill, honesty I haven't seen it so....
But it seems to fit her well. I call her "baby Bea the baby budgie"
She is my husbands bird and they are getting along really well. She will step up for millet, and doesn't show much signs of being hand shy. I can tell she is more comfortable with him then me. She has taken the whole 14 days to realize she is home, suddenly she seems so comfortable in her cage. She loves her toys! Greyjoy didn't play with a single toy for nearly a month, she's already ringing bells any chance she gets.
They haven't met yet, but they have "discovered" each other and will call across the house.