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Taming and Bonding Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to TRUST you. This requires time and patience and does not happen overnight.

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Old 03-24-2016, 12:45 AM
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hi I'm new to having a budgie n I was wondering how do I tame my sky she sat in my hand for like 10-15 mins and slept on my hand but I don't know what else I gotta do any advise is helpful thank u

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Greetings Celina.you've come to the right place for helpful advice and tips on training.you're doing good so far having your budgie to sit on your hand. You can try millet sprays to bond with it.try the step up routine with your finger gently as you talk with her.also a piece of lettuce with just a gentle wetting on it,be sure it's rinsed good before you try it. If the budgie is sitting on your hand pretty good at this stage.you can have a small play area or perch stand when it's out.a game you can try after its more tame.is called Chase the ball.you use a small rubber ball or string ball.make sure it's not to big or to small for it to swallow.you just gently roll the ball on the floor ,sometimes they like to move things around lol.but I'm sure 1 or more of our wonderful folks will have some greT ideas for you. They also like music and tv to help relax them.spend about 10 or 15m each time your with it ad you talk to to him or her.blessings and we're here for you.
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Welcome to the forum. Your Sky is gorgeous. You've definitely come to the right place to learn about budgie welfare. You'll have a wealth of help in short time, directing you to read thread stickies to inform yourself on all the pertinent points. Good luck with your new adventure.
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Your Budgie Sky is really beautiful. What you have to do is have a lot of time and patance to get your budgie to bond with you. You can't do this in a half of a second it takes a lot of time hours and hours... There is a lot of information on the form for you to read up on. You can't train a budgie in one day... Make sure you have fresh budgie seed in a container in his cage plus fresh water in another container. You can offer her corn, apple, silver beat, snow peas,carrot, but do not give your budgie onion, Avacardo, chocolate or dairy products they are toxic to your bird and they can get very sick. Your budgie is new and has to get use to you and her new home as well sky will settle down...

Maybe this will help you.......1. You can get your budgie used to your hand being in the cage. Put your hand in slowly.

2. You train your budgie to step up onto a perch on command or your finger.

3.You show your budgie that it's OK to step on a perch that also has a finger attached to it.

4.While still staying just in the cage, your budgie will learn that your finger is a safe perch to sit on.

5. Your budgie will learn that her trusted finger is safe to sit on, even when she is outside the cage.

This is what I was told from a breeder this is the basics on teaching your budgie to trust your finger. And the key word is PATIENCE... Good luck.... Do this every day...



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Patience is the key for any bird that is finger/hand-phobic. Periwinkle is 2 1/2 yr. old and still fears my fingers. He will eat a Nutriberry from my fingers, but often does not step up. I praise him when he does. He will quickly go back into his cage after that.
I had one good "breakthrough" with him last week, but can't seem to do it again. Better time of day, in the later afternoon is for training. They are more relaxed. Best to you.
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Sky is beautiful!!! I agree patience is the key to a good relationship with Sky.
Good Luck!!!
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Hi, again Celine

Taming and Bonding with a budgie is all about helping the budgie learn to trust you. This takes time and patience.

Take a look through the stickies in the Training and Bonding Section of the Forum. I'd suggest you start with these two:

https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...ew-budgie.html

https://talkbudgies.com/taming-bondin...-training.html
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You can talk to your girl softly and calmly and can try to feed her from your hand in the cage. Eating from hand builds trust between you and your budgie. Then you can slowly teach her to step up on your finger in the cage. Once she is used to your hand, you can ask her to step up on your finger outside the cage as well. Also I have experienced music has a positive effect on budgies. You can turn on soft music (not very loud) for her and may be even sing to her if you like (budgies like singing people lol). they typically start chirping/singing with the music, it makes them happy and builds a positive relationship between you and your budgie baby. Because Sky is a baby, it will be easier to get her hand tamed and even learn couple words from you if you spend time with her and have the patience Good luck, she is a cutie!
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I have been putting mellets on my hand but she wont eat them in my hand but she will sit in my hand for a while lol. she loves playing peek a boo from her box lol
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u mean spray millets? may be she has never seen it before, so she cannot associate it with food. I suggest you try offering her veggies (carrots, leafy greens, broccoli. I steam cook the carrots and broccoli), fruits and hard boiled eggs. (There is a link on this forum, what you can feed to your budgie besides seed). Some budgies are more eager to try new things, some could take couple weeks to take a bite. You just need to offer it and be patient until she is willing to try, it is also good for her to eat veggies besides her seed diet for her health and to live longer
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