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Old 10-25-2016, 03:15 PM
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I think my bird is mad at me. I took away his bell as others suggested, and for the past two days he's been screaming incessantly. He also has nipped me a couple times when he steps up. I just turn my hand to where he almost falls then have him step up on a perch. These things may just be a coincidence, but maybe not. He sometimes steps up nicely and seems cute and all but other times I am getting so frustrated with the screaming and acting out. Putting the bell back in isn't an option, I threw it away. He has other bells available, too, so I don't know why he's so angry about this particular one. Should I just wait it out? Is there anything I can do? This makes me worry that he's more inclined to bond with a toy than with me. If things don't improve I may get him another budgie friend anyway just so he will be happy.


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Old 10-25-2016, 03:44 PM
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If your budgie was attached to the bell you threw away, it's perfectly normal for him to take some time to adjust to this change.
The best way to approach this is to be understanding towards your budgie, to show him the love instead of negative feelings of frustration, anxiety, etc and to let the love and positiveness reign on the interactions you have with your budgie.
Keep on working in terms of solidifying the bond you have with him and introduce him to some other toys that don't have a shiny reflection.
Using positive reinforcement techniques that reward good behaviour will also be helpful: https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html

Good luck!
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:58 PM
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If your budgie was attached to the bell you threw away, it's perfectly normal for him to take some time to adjust to this change.
The best way to approach this is to be understanding towards your budgie, to show him the love instead of negative feelings of frustration, anxiety, etc and to let the love and positiveness reign on the interactions you have with your budgie.
Keep on working in terms of solidifying the bond you have with him and introduce him to some other toys that don't have a shiny reflection.
Using positive reinforcement techniques that reward good behaviour will also be helpful: https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html

Good luck!


I've been really gentle with him, I never show my frustration but I am frustrated. It's just adding a ton of stress to my already incredibly stressful schedule in the next few weeks. I just keep crying thinking about all I have to do and I can't even take a nap even thought I've been up all night studying because of the screeching. But thank you for your response, hopefully things will get better soon. He has plenty of toys available he just doesn't seem as interested. However I've ordered a couple more so hopefully he will like those!


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I'm sorry you've been under stress lately. Pet birds are able to pick our emotions as well as the vibe/atmosphere of a room, that's why when interacting with them, we must try to put all of our worries aside and just focus on spending good quality time with our feathery friend.
Maybe if you have some soothing classical music on this will help your budgie (as well as you) to be more calm.
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I swear by Native American Flute music. They go into a happy little trance.
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I would suggest you buy some earplugs to use if you need to nap. If you use them and put on music, as suggested, that should allow you to rest.
aluz has offered you some excellent suggestions, and, remember your budgie can pick up on your emotions even though you think you are hiding them from him.

It sounds to me as if the other areas of your life are causing you major amounts of stress.
It is important to find ways to alleviate your stress as possible for your own well-being.

Try yoga, meditation, and exercise.
Be sure you are eating well, staying hydrated with liquids that are non-sugary and non-caffeinated and that you get enough sleep.
Make lists to prioritize the things you need to do and a schedule to help you achieve your goals.

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I agree with Native American flute music. It calms my birds and its my favorite for when I meditate (to deal with my anxiety). I try to take a few minutes every day to sit and just breathe. It helps when I'm overloaded with things to do, because then I go back to work more productive than before


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The bell you have taken away was his mate to him, of course he will be upset he is calling out for his mate to come back.
He needs to be given some interaction from you if you wish him to bond with you rather than a toy. It sounds like you have some things that are overloading you emotionally at this point in time, Your budgie will pick up on your feelings and this will make him stressed as well. Take some time out for you, try to be calm when you are interacting with your budgie this will help you both have a fun rewarding time shared.
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