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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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Hi there, i have recently got 2 new budgies just over 2 weeks ago. One of them is rather calm whereas the other seems quite scared. When i put my hand in the cage to get them used to it i occasionally get close to the calmer one but the other flies away giving him a fright so then he also flies away. I think if they were seperate i could tame the calmer one within a couple of weeks but dont want to seperate them as they have bonded and wouldnt even know how to if i did. I think while they are together i will never be able to tame them. Any ideas?

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Go at the pace of the more scared one, but use the calmer one to demonstrate that you are safe. The goal is to not go beyond their combined threshold of comfort the vast majority of the time. Occasionally, you can sort of push them, but just a little--where it might take them a few moments to decide that the situation is safe.

I start with treat cups--just special designated feeders. They very quickly learn that I put yummy things in there. At first I have to move away for them to eat the treats, but gradually, they become more comfortable. I also use clicker training--a mouth click because it's easier. They eventually come to associate the mouth click with "this is a safe situation and I can eat the treat". I gradually get eating from a millet spray held between the cage bars, then offered to them directly, then eventually eating from my open hand. At the same time, you can follow the directions in the stickies for just getting them used to you hands in and around the cage. I have my morning coffee with the new ones and chit chat with them.

You make much more progress when your attitude is one of just wanting to share life with the budgies. They read body language in minute detail and if I feel at all pressured to make progress with them, I don't. When I have declared, "OK, I absolutely will not ask for any progression in the next week," the get much more comfortable around me.

I foster for a parrot rescue, so I spend a lot of time working with budgies who are somewhere between uncomfortable and terrified. It can take anywhere from a week to a year to get them comfortable enough to eat from my hand. (The ones where it was a week likely had become comfortable with some human sometime before.)

There are wonderful resources here, both in the form of stickies and people. Enjoy your journey with your new budgies!
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It is definitely possible to tame two birds without separating them. Just be patient and keep at it.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've received great advice.

Be sure to read through the link provided above, which include the rest of the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask!

We look forward to seeing you and your budgies around the forums!

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