Russell was a parent raised Budgies and he sat in the pet shop for a few months being handled not well. But even so, he still tamed for me pretty quickly. He is just that good natured. Then everyone coming a few months later, a few months later, and so on, he just showed them that's that how we do things around here, I suppose. It worked out well. It's been the same for eating new foods and having new toys put in the cage. I was told that it could work out the opposite (in the beginning), but it hasn't, thankfully. I think also seeing the Parrotlets stepping up out of the cage, being comfortable around humans, loving all kinds of foods has been a good influence. From day one with the Parrotlets, they could only come out if they stepped up. Mine have none of the cage aggression or territorial behavior that Parrotlets can be notorious for. I am also very fortunate to have been able to get them young and I have been consistent, so none of the birds know differently. God forbid anything should ever happen to me because there's only one or two people who would ever do for them like I do. Birds are a very different companion animal and the idea most people have of them is that they sit in a cage, eat cheap seeds, and sing or talk to you sometimes. I think I'm just doing what seems natural and right for them but people say I "spoil" my birds.