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Hi guys,
I have just joined as I have been reading threads on here for a while now and would really like some advice :)
I just got my first 2 budgies ever about a month ago, I would put them from what i've read at about a year old, however where I got them told me they were already relatively hand tame.
I have named them Bob and Kevin :) And Bob is the little rascal where as Kevin is the shy one.
They have always come onto my hand no problem, they now step up, Kevin loves a little scratch where as Bob nips at me if I do it to him -.-
They have both come out their cage before, Bob a few time and Kevin only once, as I sit in my room with their cage door open and let them come out in their own time.
Bob sings like a dream and it puts a huge smile on my face, whereas Kevin can be a bit quiet however when he starts he goes for it :')
I would like to think because they do all of this they are starting to see me as a friend instead of a threat, however, unless I get them to step up on my finger or have millet, they won't just come up to me, and when they're out of their cage they seem pretty scared (understandably), but even a little bit of me? however I would want them to see me as a safe place also :(

After this long message what I really am getting at is do you think things are going okay? And what would be your next approach?

Thank you for reading this long message :) xx
 

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It's natural for them to be wary of you still after a short time. A month seems like ages but really, it's not such a long time.
Because you have two birds, they are likely to bond with one another more than they will with you. The progress you have made with them is really great and you should be pleased. Not all budgies will become super tame and friendly and as you've already discovered, their different personalities means they will do different things.

If you want to have a tame budgie, you would be best to try and spend some one on one time with Bob. Kevin might relax a little more if he watches you interact.
But you should not worry, you're doing great. :)
 

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Hi Sabian, welcome to talk budgies. Everything you describe sound's very normal. Being somewhat tame will certainly help you but working with two who have each other makes thing's tougher usually too. We have a lot of good taming/training info here that can help you make progress. Sound's like Kevin isn't too afraid if he let's you give him scratches, none of my four budgies has any interest in that kind of contact...:)
 

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I've never owned more than one budgie at any given time but I think Therm's advice is good advice. I know if I didn't spend one on one time with my budgie she wouldn't be the character she is today. I do know it takes time and patience! Good luck!!!
 

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Thank you guys for replying so quickly!
And definitely agree with one on one time with Bob, that shouldn't be hard as he normally comes out of the cage on his own anyway, I think Kevin see's him as a security blanket.
And I know they are bonded together already as I was originally only going to get one budgie to tame first but when I picked out Bob she said Kevin came in with them and they were already together and I didn't want to separate them.

Once again though, thank you for replying and your advice is so appreciated!
 

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Time and patience are a huge factor in training and bonding, also remember budgies are like people they all their own unique personalities and some love interacting more than others. To me the first and more important rule is Enjoy your budgies for themselves, I love how they interact and form the close friendships between each other. Sometimes they remind me of a little old married couple sitting together all happy or having the occasional whinge !.:)
 

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums ;)

As mentioned, as long as you work with them on a daily basis and work on trust building, they should come around. It sounds like they've already bonded quite well with you, considering you've only had them for a month. I'm sure as they grow with you they'll learn to love you even more :)

Both of them sound like quite adorable little guys, feel free to share some pictures when you get a chance and never forget to ask any questions you may have :p

Hope to see you around and it's great to have you on the forums with us! :wave:
 

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It sounds like you are doing just fine. :hug:

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