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Hello guys!
So 3-5 days ago i bought 2 8 week old budgies! Yay .
And surprisingly there semi tamed im not sure but this is what they allow me to do.

Both of them let me touch them.
1 hops on my finger.
Other one hops on sometimes but is scared too (Semi trust?)
They eat from my hands etc.

So is this a good thing? There wings are not clipped. But they allow me to touch hold etc.
Also is this a good bond?
1 more thing is taming 2 budgies in the same cage good?

Thank you!


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Old 08-08-2015, 04:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new budgies!

Usually recently purchased pet birds take some time to settle and during this time they get scared stiff and hardly move around on the cage. Once they begin to feel more comfortable, their true colours start to show, their instincts kick in and they begin to run away from us, our hands and no longer allow the petting.

However, there are rare occasions where we get an instant connection with our pet bird from the get-go and the taming and building of trust is an effortless process, I have had this happen with my special budgie boy, Leonel.

This is where reading a budgie's body language is vital during training.
From your description and given the fact your budgies are so young, it's possible they are responding well to the interaction you are having with them despite the scarce few days you have had them.
You are doing all the right things when it comes to building your budgies trust in you and it's great they willingly eat the food from your hands.

It takes time for a good foundation of trust to solidify, so keep up with the great work you are doing with them, do not force your will on them, take things at their pace, praise them a lot by using your voice in a positive and encouraging way.

I would keep your budgies housed together, the shyest of the two will increasingly get more confident especially by seeing his/her mate perfectly at ease while interacting with you.
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Thanks so much for your response, so far the green one (Chico) is like the main bird i guess, he/she is the main one like the other bird (Coco) follows His/Her footsteps in some ways, thats why im thinking of separating them.

But as of now i wont they both eat from my hands and hop on sometimes so i guess im doing good .
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I agree totally with aluz.
Budgies are usually very submissive initially because they are terrified. Once they begin becoming acclimated to their new surroundings you may find they become more independent and do not want to be touched or handled. If/when this happens, you'll need to go back to the beginning and work to develop their trust in you.

Generally, it is best not to touch or handle your budgie(s) for about 1 weeks when you first bring them home. This period should be used for allowing them to become familiar with their new home and for you to slowly and gradually work on them learning to trust you.

The process would be:
To build your budgieís trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him.
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie and begin your taming and bonding sessions.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I agree totally with aluz.
Budgies are usually very submissive initially because they are terrified. Once they begin becoming acclimated to their new surroundings you may find they become more independent and do not want to be touched or handled. If/when this happens, you'll need to go back to the beginning and work to develop their trust in you.

Generally, it is best not to touch or handle your budgie(s) for about 1 weeks when you first bring them home. This period should be used for allowing them to become familiar with their new home and for you to slowly and gradually work on them learning to trust you.

The process would be:
To build your budgieís trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him.
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie and begin your taming and bonding sessions.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
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I'm looking forward to hearing all about your budgies and hopefully seeing some pictures soon!!

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Thanks for that big response, but do i have to do that all?
I think Coco likes to be touched she/he doesnt mind at all but Chico on the other hand has 2 sides, sometimes he lets me and sometimes he will be scared.
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Hi there and welcome to the forums

As long as they are comfortable with what you're doing and you're going at their pace, you don't have to repeat the process Deb mentioned. However, generally speaking, new budgies are very scared and need time to adjust. There are rare instances when they bond quickly, which you may have with Coco. Chico may take more time, and that's okay

Deb has given you great resources to continue and research taming and bonding. Hope it all goes well!

We'd love to see pictures of them and it's great to have you on the forums. Please do ask about anything else you're concerned about as we'd love to help!

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