08-20-2016, 10:19 AM
In order to make the out of cage experience less stressful for all involved, it would be best if your budgies had a good grasp of the step up command.
This would facilitate the process of coming out and getting back into the cage, not to mention the "rescuing" process, if they happen to fly and land on high place which is difficult to reach.
If you get your budgies used to a routine, with time they can come out and get back into the cage on their own.
Still for many other reasons (where health is concerned), not just for allowing them to have out of cage time, it would be best to work on having them at the very least finger tamed.
When you think that your budgies are fully settled and used to the room they are in and if this room has been bird proofed in order to reduce the chances of an accident, you can start by having the cage's door open and attaching a perch on the cage's bars (on the outside part of the cage) near the door. Having a little play area set up near the cage with a couple of toys and favourite treat will also tempt your budgies into stepping out of the safety and comfort of their cage.
With time, your budgies will increasingly get more confident and will take full advantage of their out of cage activities.
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