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Old 01-12-2018, 07:24 PM
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Hi all!

I brought my budgie Micheál home Tuesday night! He is eating plenty of seeds and picks at apples and cucumber! He still chooses to spend a lot of time at the bottom of the cage or perching on his food bowl peaking out at us! Is it normal? He's also very quiet and I haven't seen him drink at all?
I sit and talk with him throughout the day to help him become comfortable with me! Is there anything else I can do to help him settle in? He has toys and spray mallet in his cage with him!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Budgies are often submissive for the first few days simply because they are terrified.
If the budgie is very young, sitting in the bottom of the cage or in the food bowl is quite normal.

He is probably drinking when you are not around.

Also, cucumbers are high in water content so he's getting some of his water there.
I would recommend you only give fruit occasionally as it is high in sugar content.
Spray millet should be given only as a treat as it is high in fat content and birds will eat it like children do candy!

Your budgie should only be given 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of a high quality seed mix per day.

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You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help the budgie feel more secure. Playing music for him when you aren't around will be helpful as well. Budgies perceive no noise as meaning there may be danger.

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 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 him 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.
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Most budgies once they pass the "baby" stage, do not like to be petted or touched.
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Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct. Bonding means allowing them to choose to be with you.

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Thanks for your help!

I'll remove the spray mallet from his cage and keep it for treats!
He seems to have moved on to a perch this morning and seems a little more interested in his environment! I'll continue to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully it will help him feel at home!
Thanks again! ?
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:38 AM
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All in good time. Just be patient, the first two weeks settling in are very important.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice. I'm glad Micheál is settling in!

Be sure to read through the links provided by FaeryBee as they contain all the necessary information you need to stay updated on the very best of budgie care practices!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

We'd also love to meet Micheál when you get a chance!

Cheers!
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