After a few months of owning Sunshine, she has done her biggest achievement yet! Now, I can place my hand in her cage without food, and she will climb all over my hand and play with my fingernails! She doesn't step up on command, I just let her go on me as she pleases, so I haven't touched her. I don't know what happened, I came home one day and all of a sudden she's super friendly and playful! She'll even use my hand as a step stool to get to her toys (which she's been playing with a lot?). Another thing, she's been a little noisy because the house finches are back and she can see and hear them through a window. Not sure if she's trying to communicate with them or me but yeah. Sunshine is also almost done converting to pellets. It took a while but we are almost there! She is currently on only pellets mash and I'm slowly removing the liquid. I'm so happy she's making more progress!
I paid a visit to one of our local bird stores, which is Royal Tropical Fish and Bird Haven. They have a huge selection of birds and wonderful toys! My mom met an adorable baby Blue and Gold Macaw, and it was begging her for scratches lol. I especially took a look at some conures (Green Cheeks and Hoffman's) and a Canary winged parakeet, which was super adorable. I also took a look at the budgies there, they were super pretty! Ok here's a random question: every pet store I've been to feeds their budgies a seed only diet. Is there any places besides breeders probably that feed them pellets?
Sorry for that long read haha
Last edited by BudgieElla; 06-01-2018 at 04:03 PM.
Good that your bird is now on your hand and friendly with you. It makes it a lot more enjoyable when your bird gets comfortable with you, such as this bird has. Do not have an answer on if the pet store feeds their birds pellets, as I am not the person at home that generally picks the supplies up. They may know, I can ask.
With regard to pet stores feeding pellets, unless they actually breed and raise birds themselves, the chances are slim that they incorporate pellets into the birds' diet.
Seed is less expensive to feed than pellets.