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Old 08-24-2015, 05:43 PM
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Default Two new budgies - tame but shy

I just got two budgies - Leo and Caleb - from a lady who had tamed them. She showed me a few pictures of them sitting on her hand/finger and even on her foot in a line with two other budgies.

When I brought the two guys home, they initially sat on my finger as I transferred them to their cage - I even snapped some pictures. They seemed to know how to step up. That was yesterday. Now, they will take millet from my hand and even move towards my hand if there's millet in it, but they won't step up when I put my finger in front of them. They'll move away.

I guess I shouldn't be so surprised since they are in a totally new environment and the lady also told me that the only people the birds had ever interacted with were her, her boyfriend, and her niece and nephew... so they need to get used to me and their new environment.

They're otherwise settling in surprisingly well. They've been chirping a lot, moving around the cage, playing with toys a little bit, and eating right in front of me. So that's great.

Any tips for getting these two already tame but shy budgies used to me?

Thanks! And I'll share pics later.

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Congrat's Stephen. looking forward to seeing your new friend's. I agree with you totally, even though they are tame, getting to know you, and feeling comfortable in their new home will still require time....
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Leo is the green one and Caleb is the blue and white one

I think I'm going to just leave my hand in their cage to try and get them more used to me for now. I'll see how that goes.
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Leo and Caleb are some good looking boy's...
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Congrats, Stephen! Leo and Caleb are beautiful It sounds like they're settling in very well

Hope to see lots more of your new fellows
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Leo and Caleb are very handsome little fellows.
Even with hand-tamed budgies, it is important to take things slowly and move at their pace so sitting with your hand in their cage is a great start.

I'm sure you are going to enjoy them tremendously!
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Congratulations very handsome and tame boys

I have never seen such a long nail like Leo has
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Congratulations very handsome and tame boys

I have never seen such a long nail like Leo has
I know, I'm taking one of Fiona's cement perches and putting it in the boys' cage today
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What a couple of cuties, it will take time as you yourself said. Take things slowly and I am sure they will be fine.
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