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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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My budgies have learned to get onto a perch, but it only works inside the cage. Outside the cage, my budgies simply fly away from the perch if I put it next to them. I am not sure what to do, and they are unclipped. I think the only reason they go on the perch is that I am pretty persistent with them and outside the cage that doesn't work because they can simply fly off. They also can eat food from my hand, but again it only works inside. If I try to hand-feed them outside their cage, they will just fly of.

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Be patient and keep trying. You may want to try having a small piece of millet in one hand and the perch between the millet and the bird and it may be enough to tempt the bird to step up to reach the millet, which would be the reward. Have you tried different types of perches? All my birds will step up, but they will not step up onto anything but a rope perch, I don't know why, they have multiple types of perches in and outside of their cages but once out of the cage they will not step up onto anything but the rope perch.
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I have already tried a rope perch, a wooden one, a dowel perch, and a calcium one. None seem to work.
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Be patient and keep trying. You may want to try having a small piece of millet in one hand and the perch between the millet and the bird and it may be enough to tempt the bird to step up to reach the millet, which would be the reward. Have you tried different types of perches? All my birds will step up, but they will not step up onto anything but a rope perch, I don't know why, they have multiple types of perches in and outside of their cages but once out of the cage they will not step up onto anything but the rope perch.
Hiya, And Do you know any other treat besides millet? Locally, I can only find these nutrition sticks which look close. I am unsure if they are the same thing and haven't ever tried them.
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Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgies learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgies or force them to be touched.
To bond with your budgies, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them, grab them and try to force them to allow you to hold them.

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It's great to have you with us!

You've been given great advice above. Be sure to read through everything provided by FaeryBee as it will help you to stay updated on the best possible of budgie care practices!

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