01-10-2018, 08:34 PM
Hi! to Talk Budgies
Has it only been 2 or 3 weeks that you've had this budgie? If so, you are indeed being very impatient.
When you bring a new budgie into your home, you should not even try to touch it for a minimum of two weeks.
At this point, you are going to need to go back to the beginning and start over with your budgie.
What is her name?
What size cage do you have her in?
The very minimum size cage for one budgie is 18"x18"x18" but bigger than that is much better for your budgie's health and well-being. In fact, the bigger the cage the better. Just be sure the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".
Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force her to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build her trust in you.
She will have to learn over time that you will not hurt her, grab her and try to force her to allow you to hold her.
To build your budgie’s trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.
After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t try to touch her.
Let her get used to the idea that the hand is now in her safe place and not harming her.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If she becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until she calms down. When she's comfortable with your hand near her, you can offer her a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.
Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
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