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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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I picked Chimi up last week Wednesday and gave him a few days to settle in. I spent many hours sitting near him, talking to him and moving around the room so he would get used to me without any pressure.
Once he was more comfortable (Eating in front of me, moving around, etc.) I began by leaving his door open with my hand just outside of it and moved steadily closer, stopping whenever he appeared nervous or started shifting his body away.

Once he was comfortable again, I would praise him and remove my hand - slowly of course!
Later the same day, I repeated the process and got closer. Then closer until I had my hand right close to him almost touching.
A little later, I put my finger against his chest and gently pushed against him until he stepped up. Once he was on my finger, I told him "up, up" which will be my command for it, praised him and took a picture lol

The next couple of days were more of the same - inside the cage training. I would play budgie sounds from Youtube and talk to him, work with him on and off with the cage door open as long as I was in the same room.
Finally the budgies on Youtube got him excited enough for him to fly out and explore his play gym.
Which he's king of

I started his out of cage training, getting him slowly accustomed to the entire room and learning that I am a safe place for him.
Now he's looking much more comfortable and can handle the real camera in his face instead of just the phone that he's always around. Now you can actually see his four-month pinnies lol

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He is beautiful! It looks like he's definitely gaining trust in you

Be sure to trim the fringes on the ropes so that he doesn't chew on them and accidentally ingest any
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He is the cutest little thing. I just love him. You've made amazing progress in such a short amount of time and it's obvious Chimi has a great bond with you. It looks like he's quite an adventurous fellow, exploring his kingdom.

Keep up the great work. I look forward to following your journey.


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He is beautiful! It looks like he's definitely gaining trust in you

Be sure to trim the fringes on the ropes so that he doesn't chew on them and accidentally ingest any
Thanks for the heads up, Starling! My last budgie never ate them, just the occasional casual nibble and Chimi hasn't shown any interest, nor is he out without supervision, but I will trim them asap to be on the safe side
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He is the cutest little thing. I just love him. You've made amazing progress in such a short amount of time and it's obvious Chimi has a great bond with you. It looks like he's quite an adventurous fellow, exploring his kingdom.

Keep up the great work. I look forward to following your journey.


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Thanks, Blingy! I feel like I'm so far behind since my sweet old Blue was only ten weeks old when I got him and he was my little velcro budgie right from the start. Chimi is very quiet and reserved in comparison, but, to be fair, Chimi is a bit older and from a pet store while Blue was from a breeder.

In an exciting new development: Chimi let me give him little cheek scritches this morning!
I've been clicking at him while gently tapping the tip of my finger against his beak like other birds will when trying to make friends and it just paid off in a big way
I would've taken a picture, but he was and still is sitting on me.
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Chimi is just TOO cute, I can't stand it!
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I was out yesterday, so I didn't make much progress with Chimi. I did manage to get a picture of him letting me scritch him, but it wasn't the same as before since it was in his cage and he's a bit more leary of me in there. (The first time, he tilted his head and poofed up his feathers for better access!)


He will now step up fairly regularly, but we're still working on it. I don't want to push him too fast and risk losing trust. I'm trying to make sure I let him be the judge of where his training starts and finishes every day.
He is, at least, growing steadily more comfortable with me. Here we had just finished a step-up session and I was sitting next to his cage with my hand in the doorway when he decided to take a nap!

After eying me suspiciously to make sure it was safe
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Chimi looks to be settling in brilliantly- such a cutie
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Chimi is precious and looks like he's becoming quite comfortable with you.
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I'm starting to wonder if Chimi will ever chirp without Youtube budgies getting him excited I spend many hours with him every day and he isn't really active without budgie stimulation I know he just needs time, that he'll bond with me and consider me his flock, but it's not easy to wait. When he does chirp, I do answer him, so, maybe someday he'll actually respond when I say his name. Maybe he's just planning to keep quiet until he can talk
I'm currently getting him used to sitting on my knee, which he isn't the biggest fan of. He won't go on my shoulder either, though he's not afraid of it. He just likes sitting on my finger best


He hardly ever moves away or dances about anymore when I ask him to step up now - even in his cage
I don't know if it's the exact right way to go about it, but I give him millet after every training session. It seems to work well enough. He's not really enthusiastic enough for me to use it for each step - it'll hardly lure him at all


Now that he's a little more settled, I'm trying to get him to eat more veggies and pellets. He was, sadly but typically, on an all-seed and millet diet at the pet store. I think he may have nibbled on some parsley I gave him, so that's a huge step in the right direction! I'm hoping to find a fruit or veggie that he'll love so I can have a better reward system than millet.
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You just got him, so it's normal for him not to chirp a lot yet. It's possible that the budgies on YouTube are actually stressing him out as he's looking for the other budgies. It's best to play some music in the background to make him more comfortable, and keep on talking to him often as you have been doing
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