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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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Old 09-10-2020, 05:29 PM
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As you are trying to build your bird's trust and it is going through a molt right now, I would not advise trying to cut its nails.
Doing so is going going to set you back to the point where the bird is terrified of you.

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I wish you had written this yesterday morning

The "operation" went well. He can already move and perch easier. Is it possible that he noticed we did something that helped him? He actually seems more calm and less anxious. While uncovering the covers today he almost didnt nervously move at all. He's returning noises somewhat well and seems calmer in general (not frozen with fear or something).

He actually seems a bit more vocal too, which is great.

I feel like we're progressing well, and the nail cutting didn't affect him much, besides him being maaybe a bit careful with things.

Hopefully we did a good thing, and I can move along with bonding with him as fast as possible

Another question actually.

The reason I said he was molting was that he actually has quite a few pin feathers on his head. I would say at one point he has around 5-10. Can this actually happen without him molting? I didn't notice him losing many feathers actually. Any idea what this might have been? It seems like his pin feathers are reducing actually Was this just some kind of weak molt? I've never experienced it before so I'm not sure how bad it gets in terms of feather loss.

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Anytime a feather falls out you will see a pin feather where the new one is growing in. Molts range from minor to severe, 5-10 pin feathers is minor, during a more severe molt you will see many feathers lost and the bird may become more quiet and lethargic than normal and can also become crabby. During this time it is best not to encourage activity, let the bird decide how much activity he feels like doing. Providing hard boiled egg or commercially prepared egg food will help with the protein requirements during the molt. I grate the white of a hard boiled egg and they all love it.
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A little bit of an update.

I've changed my ways drastically. I no longer get frustrated what so ever, I am incredibly patient and understanding with my budgie. Things have improved drastically. He started being more vocal, more relaxed, would approach me and I talked to him with his cage next to me, etc.

However, lately things have worsened.

I mistakenly though he was done with molting, but he only just started it. He exploded with lots many pin feathers on his head.

He a lot more scared as well. He's actually having trouble eating, as ANY kind of smallest movement or sound (think the subtle sound of a mouse clicking sometimes scares him) will scare him off the food bowl and back onto a perch. Same thing if I ever even glance towards his direction while he's on the food bowl. This was always KIND of a problem before, but never THIS much. It seemed to have gotten worse. Is this normal behavior?

I honestly don't understand why this would happen again, as I have seriously not gotten frustrated or angry or in any way hostile towards him what so ever. If he's ever nervous I calmly talk to him and try to make him calm down and feel better. I am trying to not engage in activity with him as much, due to the moult, so I reduced our time together pretty drastically. I do still talk to him here and there, do our little whistle noise that we do to each other and so on, but mostly I leave his cage in his spot in the house.

Could this be why he's been getting more nervous again? Should I continue our interactions like usual, despite the moult?

Any general advice about this?

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Has anything in the room changed, something added or taken away or moved, or moved the cage at all, sometimes even a slight change can trigger a bird to be apprehensive. Is the cage near a window where something outside could be frightening him? I would continue interaction with the bird by just talking to him and maybe play soft music until he becomes comfortable again.
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