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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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Iíve had birds in the past but never budgies. I think Iíve had my budgies for a month or so and theyíre still afraid of me. Iíve done everything I could without forcing them but nothing seems to be working: as Iíve said Iíve had parrots and cockatiels in the past and theyíve never been this difficult to tame. Iím not sure how I can get my budgies to trust me Iíve done everything people have suggested and Iím at a loss. I would love for my birds to trust me But they always seem so afraid and Iím not sure what else I can do.

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A month is not a very long time when it comes to budgies. Taming an Bonding is all about helping your birds learn to TRUST you and this takes a great deal of time and patience. If you try to rush things you simply set yourself back each time.

To build your birdsí trust, sit by their cage and read, talk or sing quietly to them for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After about a week, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to them so they will learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt them.

After a week of resting your hand on the outside of the cage, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch them.
Let their get used to the idea that the hand is now in their safe place and not harming them.

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your bird. If they become agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until they calm down. When they are comfortable with your hand near them, you can offer them a bit of millet or a few seeds.

Always work at your birdsí pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to their whenever you interact with them.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've come to a great place to learn even more about budgies! You've been given great advice. Budgies are flightier than larger parrots so it will take more time in many cases to tame a budgie. However, all you need is patience and to take things slowly and they will get used to you

Be sure to read through all of the many articles and stickies that we have here! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Please keep us posted on how things go!

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