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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 08-07-2017, 02:11 PM
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Ok so I've had my male budgie for about 3 months now and ive tried to tame him. He is tamed I guess but not in the way you would think. He knows how to step up but is fearful of me when I'm in his cage, and tries to run away when I tell him step up. However when he's outside his is cage he will always step up. I've tried taking him out more but he either flies back to his cage and if I'm not in My room he gets so nervous he gets unusual poop and hot feet. Idk what I should do.

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Three months is not a very long time, and budgies aren't the quickest or easiest to tame. For what it's worth, stepping up is a great achievement and not to be dismissed.
You can get a budgie to do certain tricks and things but as you know there's a difference between that and being tame or bonded.

When it comes to being in his cage, that his safe place and he might be afraid of you invading his space still which is why he seems fearful. When you want to take him out of his cage, maybe let him come out on his own, rather than taking him out.
When you are outside the cage, you can work on bonding with him.

If he's stressed his poops might be a little watery. Hot feet is just a budgie thing. Don't be alarmed about that.
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Your budgie (name?) is doing well if he is stepping up outside his cage.

Remember his cage is his safe place and when you have your hand in his cage, you are invading his private space. It would be better for you to open his cage door and allow him to come out of the cage on his own accord when he wants to do so.
Remember, birds are not like dogs.
Budgies should not be forced to be touched or held and it is important you learn to read his behavior.
Taming is all about TRUST.
You need to find ways to make it fun for your budgie to want to be with you.

Take a look at the links below:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...-training.html

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This article gives information regarding Hot and Cold Feet in Budgies:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...t-budgies.html

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice above. Taming is a long process and it's on his terms, so it will take however long it takes until he's ready.

Meanwhile, you've come to the best resource on the internet to learn even more about budgies!

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Thank you guys for the positive advice! I do understand that 3 months is not long but I just thought my little guy would start to warm up to me however I will try your tips and see if that works . As for my bird, he is a male with the name Casper.
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