Hi, I'm very new here
My family has had an aviary with two budgies for a long time. One is around 5 years old and the other is around 2 years old, both females. Although they love each other to bits and are relatively happy birds, my family aren’t the best pet keepers and they often leave the cage neglected for really long periods of time. They’ll top up food and water every once in a while but never clean the cage (it’s at the point where there’s piles of crap and feathers everywhere) and refuse to take the budgies for check ups.
I’m thinking about moving them in with me (into a smaller cage that I can put inside my room) so that I can keep an eye on them and be a lot more hands on with their care, but am not too sure how they’ll handle it. Given that they’re naturally outdoor birds, I have no idea how they would cope with such a big change of environment.
Another thing is that they’re still very fearful of humans. I would want to start to bond with them and tame them even, but I understand that they’re essentially still wild budgies at this point and that two birds together are harder to tame than one by itself. They’re also really old adult budgies! Does this mean that it would be impossible to tame them or bond with them??
So very basically, is it a good idea to move adult aviary budgies indoors? Would such a change of environment be too stressful, even if they are kept together?
And would they be impossible to tame by this stage of their lives?
I want to turn their bad lives into great lives but have no idea what I’m doing, any advice would be appreciated!! Thank you!!