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Old 05-04-2017, 10:01 AM
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Hi all

I have two male budgies, its been almost 2 weeks since I got them. They are young ones as they still have the baby lines on their head.

I didn't let them out of the cage till now as they are not tamed. They are very very scary that if I put my hand inside the cage they both go to the bottom corner and turn their faces the opposite side. I talk to them everyday and very politely but they are not willing to sit on my hand .They are even scared of their toys, if I give them a new toy then they do the same in the bottom of the cage and they wont move till I take it out.
But all the other times they are active and playful.
I want to leave them out of the cage but am so scared and I don't know how to let them out and how to bring them back to the cage and they are very young too.

Am new to this forum and trying my best to read through all stickies
But please help me with this I am completely blank and these are my first pets.

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Old 05-04-2017, 10:23 AM
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Two weeks is really not much time at all just go slow with them do you have a safe room that you can put in. Then open the cage door sit with them and let them come out on there own they will go back on there own when they are hungry. Can you separate them for training?

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The information regarding working with your budgies initially was provided to you in my post in this thread:

I would not recommend allowing your budgies out of the cage at this time.
You do not have the knowledge and experience yet to handle that.

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.

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

Your budgies sound as if they are very young.
Could you please post a picture of them?

Don't introduce new toys into the cage without giving the budgies a few days of seeing the toy first.
Put is outside the cage within the budgies' eyesight, then a couple of days later, hang it on the outside of their cage.
After a couple more days, you can try moving it into their cage.
They will probably avoid it for a day or so but will become used to it after that.

To build your budgie’s 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.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t 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.

You can also read the stickies at the top of the taming and bonding section of the forum for advice.

Taming isn't something that is going to happen on your time schedule. You will have to be very patient and go only at your budgies' pace.

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2 weeks isn't long at all, you should be more patient. Kind of think of it like, after meeting someone new, would you want them to invade your space after only 2 weeks? Just be patient and they'll warm up to you

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