Originally Posted by Dobbythenerd
The budgies are still not any tamer and it has got to the point now i just don't like letting them out there cage. :/
Please keep, keep trying. Its not fair to your budgies to never be let out :/
The same thing happened to me at first, I got one budgie then added another a couple months later, then more months later I got another one. For a while they didn't care about me at all but I tried to do something with them every day (like a small training session with a clicker once or twice a day).
Do this during their normal feeding times in the morning and evening, I find that my budgies do not want to train outside of these times. Eventually the whole flock likes to hang out with me (and on me lol) They are super tame now.
There are a few options you can try now:
1. Are you on pellets? If not, change over to pellets and when you're successful and made sure they're getting enough food, take the seeds away if you are feeding seed. Only give seed as a reward, this seems to motivate them greatly. Supplement with vegetables and fruits occassionally (I don't restrict these foods). If you are worried about them getting enough fats, wait until the end of the day when you get them inside their cage for the last time, then you can feed seed.
2. I used the tent method that was detailed by someone else here in the training section of the message board. Buy a small tent (must be small to force them closer to you) and only let your bird out in the tent. Sit inside the tent and do stuff, like play on your computer etc. and keep the flap closed so your birds have to hang out with you. At first you don't even need to do anything to your bird, just sit around. Eventually when you start seeing signs of them being interested in you again, start making them work for their treats. Science shows that all animals would rather work for a reward than just get the reward alone. Use a clicker for this, it makes a big difference for training. When they are rebonded to you again, you can get rid of the tent forever.
3. Develop a plan to slowly ease your birds into a bedtime routine, do this same routine every night to prepare them before you try to get them to step up to go back into the cage. If they are a bit stubborn, lure them with millet seed and keep them chomping on air until you put them back in the cage. Once they're in the cage, praise and give them the treat. That's how I taught my birds that going back in the cage was good.
Just as with dogs, you can show that going back in the cage is not bad by taking them into the cage, giving them a treat and then taking them back out, rinse and repeat until you notice them starting to get bored. Then they'll learn that they won't be trapped in the cage every time you decide to put them in.
Hope this helps you, I personally used all these techniques and saw good results. It will take a few months, but you have to keep at it. Just 10 mins in the morning and 10 mins in the evening/night can make a big difference in you and your budgies lives