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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, So I have a female budgie who has just had her cere go brown in the past month or two, and I have been trying to tame her for a while to no success. The thing is, When I come up to her cage and put my face close and whistle or make kissing sounds she will fly to the front of the cage and look at me and repeat some of my whistles. This goes on until i put my hand near her on the cage, then she starts trying to bite my hand. I don't know what I should do so any help would be helpful.

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Your little girl is behaving perfectly normal for a budgie coming into puberty

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It is very normal for a budgie to be scared of hands. Hands look like huge claws to a little budgie and you are a giant compared to her!

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 budgieís 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.
Donít make sudden moves, donít 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.

Offering the back of your hand for your budgie to step up, rather than your finger often works much better.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.


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