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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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Default First time owner needs advice on taming and bonding with 2 new budgies

I just got two beautiful male budgies on Sunday and i adore them. However, i have no idea on how to bond with them or train them. Im guessing theyre anywhere from 5-8 months old. I have never owned birds before and id greatly appreciate your help! Let me know if i can provide you with any more needed information. Thank you!

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Hi & welcome to the forum
Here is a link to the list of stickies.
https://www.talkbudgies.com/general-b...-stickies.html

Check out the section on new budgie arrivals and then the training & bonding section. If you have further questions then feel free to post them.
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Budgies need a minimum of two weeks to settle into their new home and you should not be trying to touch or tame them at this time. They are often submissive initially because they are terrified.
You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help them feel more secure. Play music or the TV for them when you are not around during the day.

To bond with your birds, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them.

To build your birds’ 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.
Don’t make sudden moves, don’t 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 birds’ 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 the best place to learn even more about budgies! You've been given great advice about how to help your budgies settle in and how to bond with them when that time comes.

Meanwhile, FaeryBee has also provided some excellent resources above, so be sure to read through them. They include the forum's many stickies and articles to ensure that you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices.

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Thank you all for the very good advice!
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