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Old 07-13-2015, 06:23 AM
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Any one tried putting fake hand inside the budgie cage so the budgie get used to the hand pretty quick. Fake hands are available at Amazon which is used by the salon people to do their new polish work manicure and they look real. Also if we put the dummy in front of the cage will that helps? I am also in the same room with her doing my work but not sitting near her cage. I want her to become comfortable if the fake hand and dummy resides with her 2-3 days 24/7 then I think she will get use to me. I will remove the hand and dummy as soon as I feel she is comfortable. It's been so long that she is not comfortable with me. I take care of her pretty nicely. I want her to eat drink play enjoy plus comfortable with me without any fear.


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Old 07-13-2015, 06:36 AM
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I don't think this is a good idea, firstly budgies are very susceptible to fumes the hand would be made from plastic I presume? Also if the budgie bites the hand and breaks small bits of it can swallow them
It is more important to have you talking and moving around her cage so she sees you and listens to your voice.
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That's a very good point about plastic thing what if she eats it then it might be a problem. What about putting the hand outside the cage? I am with her most of the time moving here and there doing my work but still her fear is not going away. That's why I think fake hand idea came so if it's there inside the cage and I put the seeds on the hand she will eat from there and will get use to it. Maybe her fear go away like that.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:03 AM
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I don't understand why putting a "fake" hand in or near the cage would be more beneficial than using your own real hand.

A good portion of the idea behind sitting next to the cage with your hand either on the cage or in the cage is because you should be interacting with the budgie at the same time by talking, singing or reading to him.
The whole idea is to help the budgie learn to trust you.
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I agree with Deb and see no point in using a fake hand... The point is that the bird should trust you and your hand. The bird should spend time with you and not a fake hand. The fake hand is cold,lifeless and artificial and I think the bird will notice that it's not a real hand which is warm,full of life and caring! A real hand also has attached a (hopefully) loving and caring owner which can talk softly to the bird. The fake hand can't do this!
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Faerybee and nuxi thanks for your advice. Since i cannot be with her 24/7 that's why i thought it would be better for her that she sees the hand all the time for 2-3 days so she get used to hands and not afraid of it. I also feel she become less tamed because for couple of months i have another budgie with her in the cage. Now she is single again so hopefully she will accept me as her flock. Back to hand again my idea was once i remove the fake hand i will put my hand near her and then she will be comfortable with me.
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I agree with the others a fake hand is not a good idea... Budgies are very clever..... Your budgie will bond with you if you put the time and the effect into getting to know your little one...You also have to have a lot of patience it doesn't take one day to get your budgie to bond with you you have to build up trust between you and your budgie.... Your budgie will be scared of a fake hand I don't think it will work like putting your own hand in.. If she doesn't like the fake hand it will take longer for her to get use to your hand.... If you don't have a lot of time you could spend your spare time with her getting to know her......
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Thanks Lyn, I will try to give her more time now, it's been a while since i have her. When i obtained her she does not have wings but now she has wings so when she sits on my finger while out of cage she flies away and then go inside her cage immediately. Do you guys think that i clipped her wing, i read in some other post that clipping wings can make budgie stressed or depressed? When i homed her she did not have wings so she was not used to fly around. Also i have no other pets.
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You can train your budgie while your budgies wings are fully grown.. You have to start slowly... There is information on the form for training and bonding. Also the reason for your budgie flying back to your cage is that she doesn't trust you yet spend a lot of time with her and she will learn to trust you in time.. You have to build a bond with her.... I am growing my budgies wings back as I have built a bond with him.... Please don't trim her wings you can teach your bird with her wings full....
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Hi there Charlie

I can honestly understand the reasoning behind using something of this nature. I am always up for new ideas, although this one is definitely a bit different than any I have heard before

I can see how you would think that the more a budgie sees a "hand" the faster they will be used to it/trust it. This does make sense to an extent because it is a fact that when it comes to how quickly a budgie will accept a new thing, a lot of it has to do with how frequently they are exposed to it.

As was mentioned though, a cold rubber/plastic hand is going to be very different to the touch than your actually hand will be. However, if the budgie is just looking at the hand hopes of getting him/her used to something new, I honestly can not see any harm it could cause so long as you were to do so gradually and your little one was not very stressed out by it.

I am not sure if this would make taming/training happen faster happen faster or not, but I would be interested to hear what you experienced in trying this method if you decide to do so.

Always remember though that any object you decide to use will not make up for your actually taking the time to actually work with your budgie one on one. Your voice and actions are going to make the biggest difference when it comes to your budgie trusting you as an individual or not, so make sure to spend as much time as you can around your little one, even if it is just sitting by their cage while you read, use the computer, watch the TV etc.

I wish you all the best in your endeavors to develop a bond with your little cutie! Please let us know how things go
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