I have had my budgie, Oliver Tweets, for almost two weeks. Every day I spend some time with my hand in his cage not moving. I offered millet twice, and he didn't take any. Today, I offered again and he readily ate from it. I gradually eased my finger until he stepped up on it. He stayed perched on my finger for five minutes until he realized it was my finger. Then he sat there frozen for a minute or two and then flew like a maniac into the bars on his cage. I'm happy it seems to be progressing though. I stayed close by talking softly and made sure to put my hand back in without moving it so he learns he can trust me.
Yayyyyy I'm so excited for you, that first perch must feel great! Keep trying and don't get frustrated, my budgies are at about the same stage and depending on their mood they fly away or jump to my hand :3