Time and time again, the Talk Budgies community has proven to me how caring and awesome it is. I have been on this site, as long as I've had my beloved birds. From simple advice, to sharing photos and to keeping my spirits up when dealing with the passing of my babies. I am so sorry it took me so long to give an update, but as you can imagine, it was hard for me to muster the strength to return.
Paulie passed away September 22,2016 in my hands. We spent much of the morning together, and I am so happy it happened this way. I was able to talk to her and tell her how much I loved her.
A month later, our 5 year old keet Aqua passed...from what I suspect was from depression.
I am doing better now. Like many of you know, its never easy, but I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity of being their mom. However, now I am faced with discouragement...in a moment of pure emotion, I caved in and got two parakeets about 2 weeks after Paulie passed... I know...I know...I should have waited. And now I see that I should have.
I feel so wrong saying this, but I have tried so hard to win over these bird's trusts, but no matter what, they want nothing to do with me. Its to the point where I am losing desire to keep trying...but I KNOW this isnt the answer and very unlike me.
So I need help fellow bird owners!
I never had to deal with trust issues because...well, my first birds were one of a kind, & so trusting right off the bat.
Do any of you have any advice on gaining a bird's trust?
Ive tried offering millet, talking to them, moving slowly....anything else?
Thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy post. I appreciate all of you.?
It's especially hard to try to adjust to new budgies when you have been used to having those who were "easy" from the beginning.
However, I have faith that you can persevere and in time you will gain their trust.
I would suggest starting from the very beginning with them and moving extremely slowly at their pace. D
It's best if you do not have expectations.
Strive to accept each and every day for what it is and enjoy them for who and what they are at that particular moment.
As a reminder to everyone with untamed budgies, taming is all about helping these fragile little beings learn to trust you.
You can 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. If he becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until he calms down. When he's comfortable with your hand near him , you can offer him a bit of millet or a few seeds.
In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.