I think I am going to have to finally accept that Charlie my yellow budgie just does not want any interaction with me. I have had her for about 2 years now she is housed with her best buddy Ozzie.
Those that know me here know the story about getting Charlie for Oz and that worked out great, Charlie plays, eats, sings, sleeps and seems happy but when I try to be nice and hold her or pet her she flips out EVERY TIME and has done so since I had her.
Now Oz seems to like being handled ( to some degree) she loves getting under her wings rubbed and she is very tolerant of me, I can move my hand around in here to change food, water, and hang treats and most of the time no matter how close I get to Oz she just watches...... Charlie however gets defensive if I get to close.
I do not take them out because they do not like to go near the door I always wondered why they have no desire to venture outside their home but they dont. But I can handle Oz and she steps up to me and lets me move her around I can rub her head back and even her feet but Charlie...NOPE. So since they do not want to come out I decided to not clip their wings.
You would think they would realize by now that I am their friend I think Oz knows
but Charlie would just forget I exist.
A month ago I bought a large flight cage for them at first they seemed to not like it so much but now they seems to love it
they sleep eat and play and sing alot. I also amuse them with many SAFE toys lots of treats and try my hardest to show them kindness. Also, they are NOT addicted to the mirror that you see in the pictures, they dance in front of it and probably think there is a bird in there lol...but they are not obsessed with it so I leave it in there.
Even though they are in a huge house I always wonder if they are happy in a cage I will say its a big nicely decorated one.
Its 36 inches long and 20 inches deep and almost 6 feet tall! the only thing is they dont want to go much lower than 1/2 way so they never go to the bottom, But they love to play and get along well.
I just wonder if they are happy in a cage all the time?
And Charlie tolerates me pretty well and she does not EVER try to bite me BUT I can tell by how skittish she acts that she has no interest in me... I am glad she loves Oz though... any thoughts??
Here are a few pictures I took today