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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 11-07-2020, 01:20 AM
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So I got my first budgie, Poppy, back in August. She was very sick and we were thankfully able to make her more healthy again and for a while she making extremely good progress. We started to notice that she appeared lonely but would just not warm up to us whatsoever. So after a few more weeks of her being healthy, we went to get a second budgie, after we quarantined him and everything finally we got to introduce them. They appeared to be very fond of each other instantly. The only bad thing is that any progress that we had been making with Poppy appeared to just go down the drain. At first our new baby Jetty, was very ok with allowing us to hold him and stepping on our fingers. But after they began playing together more and more they are both absolutely terrified of us. They freak out even when we simply change the water bowls. We decided to house them together because they appear to be less stressed out when together than when separated by cages. They are very friendly to each other and we don’t have many issues besides them not taking to us. We’ve been very patient but every time we think there’s progress it just goes away the next day. We also cannot seem to get them to stop eating seeds. I’ve gone through an entire container of pellets and they literally just throw them on the floor and spit them out and only eat when they have access to seeds or millet. I know this is sort of all over the place, but I would gladly appreciate any kind of advice to help get our babies to be less afraid of us. They are our everything and we just want to make sure they have a wonderful home and are healthy. If anyone has advice on anything please help!

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Hmmm, a close friend also had this problem, she got 2 budgies at the same time. I offered to take care of one of them for a week, (all 4 budgies are cleared and have been in the family for at least 2 months). Her budgie warmed up to the finger after it saw my budgies playing around and stepping up. It got used to the finger in 3 days. After returning to her original owner, she was still ok with the finger and influenced the other budgie to step up.
(Again the reason I didn't quarantine the budgie is because they were all medically cleared)
So problem solved, I guess?
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