SkySunCloud -- interesting to hear. I'm learning it just takes a lot of patience and observation. And to Pretty Boy's point... agree on all of that post. Seems like personality comes into play. It's a long haul, and it appears some are more affectionate and others are more independent. [ Like my mother's two cats. Totally different, but both great for their different traits. One is not better than the other... one is more alpha and funny in his aloofness... the other is an affectionate and a bit dopey. ]
[ From PrettyBoy: " Budgies are all different just like people, the main thing with having a super tame Budgie is repetition, love, patience and trust.
I have a Super Tame Budgie, he was a hand raised baby that was thrown out of the nest. Getting your budgie from a reputable breeder helps also. The more you put in the more you will get back.
However in saying this some budgies simply prefer to be a lone, happy and content bird being appreciated for his qualities.
Just like some budgies will talk and others won't. "]
Kaa.... thanks for the feedback. Yea, I think it's just going to take time, but progress seems to be made. He starts to chirp when I enter the room. It's not a happy chirp per se... but might be more like "Oh, good you're back... I need some things in here!" Lol. We'll see. He's amusing regardless.
"When I has my 1st budgie (Ash) he was so well tamed that he would Stan on my elbow enjoying the ride while I brushed my teeth... I would say he was super tamed and we bonded extremely well.
Where Jay Is only finger tamed at the moment but that's only while I hold a mirror... I have thought the same thing. We haven't fully bonded but there are good days and bad days so it isn't easy to tell.
There are signs to look for but I think it's something only the budgie and the owner will know."