05-21-2017, 08:48 AM
I've answered your question with regard to Tweety's gender in your other thread.
He is a beautiful male.
One of our mutations experts will advise on his mutation when they are on-line.
In the future, please do not post the same questions in multiple areas of the forum.
It is always best to research how to care for an animal before bringing it home.
In your introductory thread,
I've given you many links to information you need to read carefully to learn about how to givhttps://talkbudgies.com/introductions/391945-please-help-gender-mutation.htmle your new budgie the best possible care.
Your budgie should remain in his cage for the next two week period.
Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you.
Building TRUST takes time and patience.
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 slowly over time.
Tweety will have to learn that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.
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.
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.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct. Bonding means allowing them to choose to be with you.