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  1. Taming and Bonding
    I've had my budgie, Haven, (female) for almost a year now. She used to be very social and let people hold her all the time. After about a month, she started pecking my finger when I held her. I looked it up and trained her out of it. Now she hates being held, and has for months. I have been...
  2. Budgie Behavior
    Mainly posting here because I've sifted through piles of links about budgies and bird behavior over the course of weeks now and nothing I've found has really helped with what's been going on. All right, so my first budgie is named Sprout, who turned out to be a male. He was rather young when I...
  3. Taming and Bonding
    Hey again :001_smile: I'm doing an assignment for school where it requires me to attempt to teach my pet a certain trick. Now I know parrots do well completing a task if they see a demonstration, and I know that they like mimicking. So I'm wondering if I show my baby videos of a budgie doing a...
  4. Budgie Behavior
    I got my first bird a couple of days ago and have been trying to train it to step up. Currently he won't run from my hand or nip at it when it's near him. He will allow me to pet any part of his body except his head and and closes his eyes if I stroke his belly repeatedly. I can get him to step...
  5. Introductions
    Hello there, I recently got two budgies, Jem and Ki. I've looked at a bunch of sites and watched videos but they haven't really helped me with what I want to do, so I've come here, hoping someone can help! So out of the two budgies, Jem is the most confident. I've had him just a few days before...
  6. General Budgie Talk
    I have had my budgie for a couple months now, and have only very recently started to bond and hand tame. I will put my finger in the cage, and he will bite on my finger. He will perch himself, but continue biting. Am I skipping steps on the taming process, or is he just curious? I've made sure...
  7. Taming and Bonding
    So 2 days ago I purchased a new budgie, Lime, because I wanted my other budgie to have a friend for when I start work. Lime is currently in quarantine and during that time I was planning on training him. However, Lime lost one of his large tail feathers today so when I looked at him more...
  8. Training Journals
    2/14/2017 5 months old My little baby bird is five months old and while he trusts me and my co-owner/ boyfriend reasonably well we both would like him to be more friendly. He will sit on your shoulder for hours and hours or sit on the back of your computer while you work but he doesn't like...
  9. Introductions
    hello, talkbudgies! I've been around the site a little bit and finally caved and made an account today. I'm a huge budgie lover and I've kept budgies since I was little, but I'm no expert... Right now I just have one budge, Periwinkle. He's an old boy (I'm fairly sure) age 7 who I've had since...
  10. Taming and Bonding
    Help! We got our first budgie (together, I had one that spent its entire life biting me when I was a teenager) on October 20th. She was a pet store bird but for a pet store bird she was very docile. We let her settle in before beginning to try to interact with her and did everything by the book...
  11. General Budgie Talk
    Hi everyone, and thank you for coming to read my post! :yellow face: (I need help!!) About 6 months ago or so I got a second bird because my first bird was left alone for a more than 8 hours a day. I thought this would be a good idea to keep her company, and eventually have them both in the...
  12. Training Journals
    Ahh! Hand scary. So big. Very scary. Ooh! Hand give me food. Food is yummy. Hand not so scary after all. Here comes the start of Neo and Skye's training journal! :)
  13. General Budgie Talk
    After 3 years my friend's family can no longer care for this little budgie. he was purchased as a gift for the little sister who was begging for months for wanting a little bird. she no longer care for him the way she should and the mom is left with all the responsibilities, but the mom is...
  14. Training Journals
    Barbarossa, better known as Bar-Bar was added to our family on February 9th. He was fully mature. Gypsy joined us last month on April 1st. Going by suggestions from others he was about a month old when we got him. (Also: until this morning we thought "he" was a "she.") Bar-Bar was very...
  15. Taming and Bonding
    Hi, I've had my budgies for almost 4 months now. I originally got them from a family who didn't have time for them, so they were without intimate human contact since they were chicks. I've sat by them for hours at a time, just singing softly or reading to them. The male (Hades) has finally...
  16. General Budgie Talk
    Our local bird club has posted a great PDF booklet by Kris Porter all about parrot enrichment with great ideas and photos! It's free for all parrot owners. Enrichment Book by Kris Porter OF course, for our budgies, there will be lots of scaling down of things (size wise) but I got so excited...
  17. Training Journals
    Tweet Tweet Internet ! I've decided to start recording Hedwig's training process and progress again. I used to keep it in an actual journal, but it never worked out and I kept forgetting. I made zero progress. Hopefully now that this one is online and now I'm surrounded by positive and...
  18. Taming and Bonding
    Hi guys, I have just joined as I have been reading threads on here for a while now and would really like some advice :) I just got my first 2 budgies ever about a month ago, I would put them from what i've read at about a year old, however where I got them told me they were already relatively...
  19. Taming and Bonding
    So I recently have acquired a budgie. He's still fairly young (under a year) but his last owner didn't get him out of that cage that often. He now bites you if you put your hands near him or the cage. These bites aren't painful but more like little nibbles. He also doesn't like leaving his cage...
  20. Taming and Bonding
    I purchased my first two budgies a little over two months ago. About two weeks ago, I began training them to "step-up," based on the ridiculous amount of reading/video watching I had done. Tom and Jerry are in a fairly large cage (read: plenty of room to get away from me), and it has made it...
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