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Hello. My name is Xavier. I am deaf and mute. I live on my own and my parents were taking care of two parakeets for my little sister who isn't good at being responsible for her two parakeets.

Few days ago, my parents gave these two parakeets to me since I insist to take responsibility for them. My parents said that they have so little interaction with them besides changing food, water, and bedding. I have one blue parakeet with long feather tail who is very territorial of itself and doesn't like to be touched. Another one is pretty green parakeet with short feather tail, I think it might be fond of me even though it tend to fly around whenever I put my hand in their cage. I have to put my hand inside the cage to change water and food daily.

A green parakeet refuses to be touched unless she/he is on a white perch. I could get him/her to hop on my index finger by holding it under its feet and lightly moving up making it hop on my finger. If I move away from a white perch, it would just fly away anyways.

How do I make them bond with me when I am deaf and mute? It seems like these two parakeets are very bonded with each other. That might make it harder for me to tame them.

What is your opinion on pellet mix? Is buying vegetables and fruits better than pellet mix? Is pellet mix a budget option for two parakeets?

A blue parakeet seems to like millet spray more than a green parakeet.

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Old 02-16-2017, 05:44 PM
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Hi Xavier and welcome to the forums! You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
Since you are relatively new to budgies, the information on the several articles and sticky threads will be extremely useful and of benefit to you and your budgies.

It's still possible to connect with a pet bird, earn their trust and form a bond without using verbal communication. As you proceed with training and your budgies are more trusting of you, you can even use sign language by incorporating some simple signs as commands.
While it's true that it can be more difficult to tame two budgies who are already bonded with each other, by being consistent in the training sessions, you can at the very least make your budgies finger tamed.
The clicker training method might prove to be a very good option: https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html

At first, it's important for them to get used to your presence and for them to realize you are not a threat and this can be done by sitting close to their cage and observing them while keeping a positive frame of mind.
By reading their body language, you will be able to tell when you can take the next step in the actual training by slowly introducing your hand and offering them a tasty treat to eat.
For more information on this subject, be sure to check the stickies on the Taming and Bonding section's main page: Taming and Bonding - Talk Budgies Forums

Regarding your budgie's diet, it's best that they are offered a variety of foods:
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...ur-budgie.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...-seed-mix.html

For all the detailed information check this section: Diet and Nutrition - Talk Budgies Forums

Best of luck with everything!
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I totally agree with Aluz. And I personally have found that having seperate training sessions for each bird to be helpful. Also fun fact, the more specific term for your birds is a budgie or budgerigar There are actually many different birds that are classed as parakeets.
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Hi Xavier and to Talk Budgies

It's wonderful that you are taking in the two budgies to ensure they receive the love, care and attention they deserve.
Have you named the birds yet?

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Hello Xavier, I also wanted to you to TB! I agree with everything said above I am very glad that you have decided to take on the responsibility for caring for these budgies. You'll find it to be very rewarding! Please let us know how taming goes and we'd love to meet your 2 feathered friends! (Pictures are never objected to )
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Hi there and to the forums!

It's great to have you with us, and I hope you've found the forums helpful so far You couldn't have come to a better place to learn even more about budgies and the best possible care for them!

Your budgies will surely learn to trust you over time, sitting with them and doing any activities you can by their cage is a great first step! Budgies are very intuitive to emotions, as well, so maintaining a positive attitude and interacting with them when you are happy and relaxed will help them be like that as well

You've been given some great resources and advice above. Be sure to keep us posted on how things go with your budgies

Be sure to ask if you have any questions after reading through everything as we'd love to help



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Hello Xavier

Some great advice has been given to you above. The links you've been given are a good place to start reading about the basics of budgie care.

It is possible to eventually train your budgies based on sign language. I've trained parrots and budgies using gestures, and I don't believe that my verbal commands were absolutely necessary if the method is consistent over time. Keep in mind, training is a very gradual process, and doesn't come over night. Keep at it and don't get discouraged. Keep us posted, and if you have any questions, let us know! .
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Welcome to the forum. You've been given great advice and I'm sure you will have lots f success getting these two birds to become a little more tame.
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