I got a baby boy budgie a week ago. He's a lot more relaxed than when I first brought him home and I have just started getting him to eat from my hand and step up, briefly, with 1 foot! He won't yet step up with both.
I am slightly worried though that he doesn't play with his toys or move round the cage much. I'm concerned he's bored and wondered how long until he might be more settled and at home in his cage?
Also, today he seems very subdued, but the last few days he's been a bit more active.
Budgies are often submissive initially because they are terrified.
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.
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I'm looking forward to hearing all about your budgie and hopefully seeing some pictures soon!!
Hello, and welcome to talk budgies. Deborah has given you the very best advice. The forum is loaded with tried and true info that will help you maximize your relationship with your little friend. We would love to see some pics...
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