so for the past few days ive been starting taming my two male budgies Blu and Peep and they've been doing great so far and dont seem as scared and terrified of my hand as they were 2 months ago when they first come to their new home.
Ive been trying to get them to step onto my hand for the past 3 days and have had 9 attempts up to now.
While doing so they didnt fly away from me and stayed standing on their perch, unless i made any movement thats startled them although they came back righr after.
the second day of trying this Peep (who is normally super terrified of me and waits for Blu to make the first go!!) was slowly moving his head towards my hand with millet seed in it and he got down to my hand right where it was and just has he reached it he realised he was too far away to eat it
, meaning he had to step down onto my hand but he didnt.
Today i repeated what i was doing and put my hand infront of them to step down and eat but they seemed even more jumpy with me today for some reason. after a first try i left them alone and came back around an hour later to try again. i decided to have the millet at the finger tips of my hand rather than at my palm as my finger tips would be closer to them.
almost immediately Peep went for the millet, while it was resting on my fingers and Blu curiously loomed over while on his little swing wanting to get on in the millet too!!
(i find it so funny they follow each other in all they do!!)
the millet bits were too small to keep on my hand without falling off so i ended up having to hold it between my fingers but i tried to keep my hand in a flat position but becauss of the cage it was a bit awkward to so i ended up having to hold it at an angel for them both most of the time, but they still went for it! plus Blu accepted to take it from my hand flat beside him which was good!!
i have a video of them eating i wanted to upload to see if im doing the right thing and if theyre having a good responce! but im not sure if i can upload videos on here and if not ill upload some screenshots of it!!
its already been taken to my attention of the cage size for the two birdies and the new perches and more toys needed - im looking into it all although it all is quite costly here and might be a while but as soon as possible Blu and Peep whll have a lovely improved home. (this is also another reason why i want to tame them as soon and good as i can so i can allow them lots of time to roam around a room in the house for exercise and things to explore, all under my supervision of course and with lots of games with me also!!)
i really want to be the best mother for my two babies and would love all the advice and tips i could get to better my relationship with them and have them live a happy life!!
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