Might have stumbled upon the pair for me - Cautiously excited
So, my plan was to find a breeder, get a little boy who was used to handling, work with him myself a bit, and then repeat with a second male before introducing them to each other... You know... The 'ideal' path to budgies that handle well.
Then I stumbled across a male/female pair up for rescue adoption...
I've sent a list of questions (how old, are they used to handling/tamed, health history, previous diet, were they store-bought or purchased from a private breeder).
These birds are being put up for rescue with everything included... Nice large cage in like-new condition, all food, toys, bowls, etc... If I build my indoor aviary for them I can sell the cage at a profit that I can put back into making a better living space for them.
I have no other birds so I'm not worried about bringing anything contageous into the house... My only concern would be if the birds are older, how difficult would it be to tame them if they haven't yet been? I know it's not ideal, but is it just a matter of more patience? Or could that be a lost hope?
I'll be going out this weekend to meet them in person and take a good look at them to make sure everything looks good and they aren't showing any funny signs.
Each set of circumstances is different.
As you don't yet know how old the budgies are or whether or not they have ever been tamed in any way makes it difficult to answer your question. All "taming" comes down to a matter of the birds learning to trust you. If you have the time and patience to spend with them, they will learn you are not to be feared. Until you have more information, I'd be afraid to venture a guess as to what degree of tameness you might achieve and whether that level will meet that which you are hoping for.
That said, I have untamed budgies that are loads of fun.
Although they are not hand-tame, they return to their cage when it's time, they interact with me through the bars of their cage and they have a great time playing with their toys and one another. I get a great deal of pleasure from them.