Hey ya'll, so, a few weeks ago I adopted a female budgie (4 years old.) I let her settle down for a week and a bit, until she seemed more comfortable. Once she seemed ok with the change, I began the 'taming & bonding' process; the first few days I just sat outside her cage and made sure that she grew used to my presence, so... the last few weeks kinda went by like that.
Anyways, so today I put my hand in her cage with some millet, and she was happily munching away. I slowly pushed her lower chest with my finger, and she stepped one foot up, which I thought was improvement. However, she decided to fly to a nearby perch, but it turns out that perch was very loosely hung on the cage (my fault) and both it, and the budgie fell. I guess it spooked my budgie, so she fly out of her cage around my house (I was holding the door of the cage open.)
So.. she flew around very nervously, and banged some walls here and there, I waited till she stopped flying around, and slowly walked up to her (She was very freaked out). I pushed my finger to her chest again, but this time, she 'stepped up.' I was pretty happy with that
... I put her on my shoulder and walked around the house, and then decided that I should probably put her back.
I put her back a few hours ago, but she seems very scared of my hand/ finger..
I'm just worried that I lost her trust that was already little to none in the first place.
I'm not sure what I should do... Advice? Comments? Just tell me whatever