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I neglected my budgie for a long time, not know how to care for him well and just being a bad person, i am better now, and want to take care of him, i hand feed him millet and vegetables a lot now, but he still does not like perching on my hand. He really enjoys my pets, but only likes being pet and refuses to perch on my hand, he has plucked a lot of his feathers but he still has most of his feathers. I just want help on knowing how to get him to trust me and be friends with me, thank you. I can provide any information if asked.
 

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The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being.

Your budgie needs to be fed a nutritious diet:


A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies

Since your budgie was neglected and has resorted to over preening, it is especially important that you do not stress the budgie by trying to force it to let you hold it.

What is your bird's name?
How large is his cage?
Does he have swings and shredding toys to play with?
Have you taken the budgie to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up?

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.


Do you have natural wood perches of varying diameters rather than wooden dowels?

Pressure Sores

Please post a picture of your budgie so we can see the state of his feathers.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched. Always speak to your budgie in a calm and soothing voice. Don't make sudden moves which may startle the bird.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct so you should not do this.
Bonding means allowing allowing the budgie to choose be with you.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

SITE GUIDELINES
List of Stickies
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
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Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine IS Necessary!
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you've decided to try and give your little one a better life, and you've come to a great place to learn even more about how to do so!

You've been given great advice and resources above by FaeryBee and I agree with her completely. Please be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on everything!

If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around!

Cheers 👋
 

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The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being.

Your budgie needs to be fed a nutritious diet:


A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies

Since your budgie was neglected and has resorted to over preening, it is especially important that you do not stress the budgie by trying to force it to let you hold it.

What is your bird's name?
How large is his cage?
Does he have swings and shredding toys to play with?
Have you taken the budgie to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up?

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.


Do you have natural wood perches of varying diameters rather than wooden dowels?

Pressure Sores

Please post a picture of your budgie so we can see the state of his feathers.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched. Always speak to your budgie in a calm and soothing voice. Don't make sudden moves which may startle the bird.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct so you should not do this.
Bonding means allowing allowing the budgie to choose be with you.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

SITE GUIDELINES
List of Stickies
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
Articles
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine IS Necessary!
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
Resource Direc
The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being.

Your budgie needs to be fed a nutritious diet:


A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies

Since your budgie was neglected and has resorted to over preening, it is especially important that you do not stress the budgie by trying to force it to let you hold it.

What is your bird's name?
How large is his cage?
Does he have swings and shredding toys to play with?
Have you taken the budgie to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up?

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.


Do you have natural wood perches of varying diameters rather than wooden dowels?

Pressure Sores

Please post a picture of your budgie so we can see the state of his feathers.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched. Always speak to your budgie in a calm and soothing voice. Don't make sudden moves which may startle the bird.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct so you should not do this.
Bonding means allowing allowing the budgie to choose be with you.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

SITE GUIDELINES
List of Stickies
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
Articles
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine IS Necessary!
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
Resource Directory
their name is oreo, i still dont know their gender, but their name is oreo because of the black and white striped on their neck. they have one of those high cages that arent very wide, i got this as a kid because i thought bigger was better. He doesnt have swing but he does have wooden perchest and toys at the top of his cage that he doesnt really like to play with, i can send the picture in the next reply, because i am typing this on my computer right now. I have never taken him to a vet.
 

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The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being.

Your budgie needs to be fed a nutritious diet:


A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies

Since your budgie was neglected and has resorted to over preening, it is especially important that you do not stress the budgie by trying to force it to let you hold it.

What is your bird's name?
How large is his cage?
Does he have swings and shredding toys to play with?
Have you taken the budgie to an Avian Vet for a well-birdie check-up?

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.


Do you have natural wood perches of varying diameters rather than wooden dowels?

Pressure Sores

Please post a picture of your budgie so we can see the state of his feathers.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched. Always speak to your budgie in a calm and soothing voice. Don't make sudden moves which may startle the bird.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

If your budgie does like to be petted, you should only ever pet his head, neck or chest area.
Stroking a budgie's back and/or tail stimulates its breeding instinct so you should not do this.
Bonding means allowing allowing the budgie to choose be with you.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

SITE GUIDELINES
List of Stickies
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
Articles
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine IS Necessary!
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
Resource Directory
Here is a picture of them.
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Oreo needs to be taken to a vet for a check-up.
Additionally, it would be best for you to get him a better cage.
The poor budgie needs more toys and a swing for stimulation.
 

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Oreo needs to be taken to a vet for a check-up.
Additionally, it would be best for you to get him a better cage.
The poor budgie needs more toys and a swing for stimulation.
i will do that, we are moving soon so i can buy him a new cage an new toys for him.
 

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you've decided to try and give your little one a better life, and you've come to a great place to learn even more about how to do so!

You've been given great advice and resources above by FaeryBee and I agree with her completely. Please be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on everything!

If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We hope to see you around!

Cheers 👋
Do you know why she doesnt have her tail feathers? i think shes moulting but they dont lose all their tail feathers when they moult, do they?
 

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I neglected my budgie for a long time, not know how to care for him well and just being a bad person, i am better now, and want to take care of him, i hand feed him millet and vegetables a lot now, but he still does not like perching on my hand. He really enjoys my pets, but only likes being pet and refuses to perch on my hand, he has plucked a lot of his feathers but he still has most of his feathers. I just want help on knowing how to get him to trust me and be friends with me, thank you. I can provide any information if asked.
Awww..I pray he feels better..
 

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They can lose all the tail feathers, the bird does not look to be in good condition at all, do you clip the wings I can't even see them. I would get him to the vet asap for a check up and I would not wait for the move.
 

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I agree with Cody. Your poor budgie needs to be taken to an Avian Vet right away. That cage should have been traded out a long time ago for one of the appropriate size.
If you care about this bird, then PLEASE do what is necessary to get it the help it needs.
Ensuring one provides proper vet care is part of the responsibility of pet ownership.
 
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