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Old 04-30-2017, 11:03 PM
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I just got these two beautiful little budgies, I have named them Anokhi (left) and Abaddon (right). Looking forward to getting to know them. I have to say it's hard knowing I have to leave them alone for a few weeks but I'm determined to do this right.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:06 AM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

Anokhi and Abaddon are beautiful.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build his trust in you.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

To build your budgieís trust, 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.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly whenever you interact with him .

Most budgies once they pass the "baby" stage, do not like to be petted or touched.
If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.

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Thank you very much for all the info! I look forward to participating in this group!
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Your budgies are lovely.

Following the steps Faerybee has provided will give you the very best start to boding with your budgies. Good luck!
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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

You've been given great advice above. It is very important to let your budgies have plenty of time to settle in before you try to tame them, as mentioned above. In time, they will begin to settle in.

Anokhi and Abaddon are precious! We look forward to more photos of your darling boy and girl soon!

Be sure to read through the links provided above, which include the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to stay up to date on all the best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

We look forward to seeing you around the forums!

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Anokhi and Abaddon are very cute! What are their genders? I see one is female...
Please read the links FaeryBee has posted, they will help you take the best possible care of your budgies.
Also, it would be better for your budgies if you switch out the dowel perch for a natural wood perch: https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
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Hi! These two are really beautiful. Also they are really interesting names! Can I ask why you decided to get two budgies at once?
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Anokhi and Abaddon are lovely...
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