So I have 2 x 4 months old budgies that I bought from a pet store a week ago. I bought 1 male (Donald) and 1 female (Daisy) and thought they could be companions to each others whenever I not around and they won't get too bored. But found out from forum that it would be rather tough to train the bird when it comes in pair, there were recommendation to separate both in 2 cages.
Both budgies are in good health, they hopping around the cages to reach for food and water. There were about 5 budgies to choose from the pet store and they caged in pair initially, but I got one solo from a cage and picked another one from another cage, so they weren't caged together earlier. I'm glad they bond well within a week and they could preen on each others.
They still afraid of me.. the hand.. I'm trying to work out on everything that I could based on the guidelines on this forum and youtube.
I'm glad they started eating and drinking after 24 hours settling in their new cage, heard typically new budgies may take a week not eating and drinking... stressful to have Daisy & Donald to go through this which luckily they ain't.
They just eat seeds and nothing else, probably they were fed with seeds but nothing else since they were in pet stores. 2 things I need to do are simply taming & bonding them as well as getting them to eat the pellet (yes, they don't even touch the pellets) + fruits & vege.
I was thinking to mix up some crumbles of the pellets in their seeds cup, if this is successful, I could swap with fruits & vege. Thought this is a good way to train up their food chain and have them had balance diet.
I would also need to have them get used of my hands. I would try to lure them to perch on my palm by having seeds on my palm. Thought of taking away their seeds for couple of hours and train them this way but read somewhere not so recommended.
Also realising I may need a bigger cage to keep my birds happy as the one i bought was barely 16 inches long. The perches were also plastic and I got to know wooden perches are better for their feet, too!
I have bought some toys online for them and for the time being, I decorated their cage with 2 toys but I don't see them biting the toys at all.
Here are some photos of my budgies and I couldn't wait to tame them and bond with them. I welcome any comments or recommendation. Thanks!