I have had my budgies
for about a week now, and I have been singing to them every day a few times about 10-15 minutes each. I rest my hand on the cage, play music for them, and wiggle my fingers slowly so they can see that my hand moving is not a danger to them.
When I realized they didn't even shy away when I put my hand on the cage, I decided to wait for them to go to their food bowl and hold up a piece of millet for them. I waited all of about 5 minutes before curiosity/hunger won them over and they climbed up and ate from my hand. Today, they both climbed into my open palm to devour another section of millet. It was so amazing having their fluffy warm bodies in my hand! I sang through my entire knowledge of Disney songs as they ate, haha.
My question is this: What next?
If I hold my hand up to them, they still fly away scared (even though I feel like I am moving my hand incredibly slowly). Am I supposed to wait until I can hold my hand next to them and they ignore it? Should I pester them a little to get them to sit on my finger?
I am really uncomfortable making them scared and fly away from me around the cage because I don't want to distress them too much. How much flying away is normal in bonding with them?
Any advice about this time is appreciated, thank you!