01-23-2016, 10:10 PM
First of all, most budgies don't like to be petted once they pass the baby stage. Additionally, you should never pet your budgie on it's back or tail.
The head, neck and tummy are OK, but only IF your budgie likes it.
Taming and bonding with two budgies is always more difficult than taming and bonding with one. The birds will be more bonded to one another than to you.
Working with each budgie individually will generally have better results than trying to work with them together.
Another thing to remember is that some budgies simply prefer the company of one another rather than that of a human.
Budgies are not human and you can not think that you will ever have "respect" from a bird.
Expecting that to happen is simply hoping for the impossible.
Instead of focusing on what you want, try to learn to love and enjoy your budgies for what they are.
Each budgie is unique and special. Simply watching them can bring you hours of entertainment and enjoyment.
Too many people get budgies thinking the budgie is going to want to hang-out with them like a dog or cat.
That is simply not the way things usually work out.
Be patient, give them time and enjoy the journey of learning along with them.