Talk Budgies Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I've seen a lot of the posts where people have just gotten budgies and understand I have to be very patient with them. I got them today from another home that didn't want them anymore. It didn't seem like the previous owners were taking care of them very well but they're ok, just scared. So, I was wondering if there's any additional tips anyone wanted to give me regarding my budgies (falco and kirby) to bond with them more. They were very scared of my hand when I cleaned they're cage and swapped they're food and water. Neither of them move very much or beep at the moment they're just staying very close together and I can only assume it's because they're scared of the new environment. I started humming/singing to them as I heard that was nice and Falco started singing along (so adorable :)) Anyway I'll keep doing that and taking care of them generally for a week or two and then can I start slowly putting my hand in for a while and seeing how they react to it like most posts say? Thankyou for any advice I'm here for it.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,336 Posts
Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

To bond with your birds, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them.

To build your birds' trust, sit by their cage and read, talk or sing quietly to them for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After about a week, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to them so they will learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt them.

After a week of resting your hand on the outside of the cage, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Don't make sudden moves, don't try to touch them.
Let their get used to the idea that the hand is now in their safe place and not harming them.

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your bird. If they become agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until they calm down. When they are comfortable with your hand near them, you can offer them a bit of millet or a few seeds.

Always work at your birds' pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to their whenever you interact with them.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and 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
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/333106-posting-forums.html
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/388145-lets-talk-budgies.html
How-To Guides
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Budgie Articles
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/295001-list-stickies.html
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/295033-prepared-veterinary-care-expense.html
Avian First Aid
Why Quarantine?

http://talkbudgies.com/articles-general-budgie-info/227841-50-common-budgie-dangers-watch-out.html

http://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breeding/327881-heartfelt-plea-forum-members-new-old.html

http://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgies/24411-cage-sizes.html
http://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgies/31719-essentials-great-cage.html
http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/339826-resource-directory.html

When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as PhotoBucket and follow the steps in these instructions:
http://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/175818-how-post-pictures-photobucket.html

For gender and/or mutation help - Lighting and Angle DOES matter

By the way, all photos entered in any of our forum contests must be a full-size photo and not a thumbnail attachment so it's good to know how to upload them! ;)

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

:wave:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
18,016 Posts
Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

Congratulations on your new budgies :)

You've been given great advice above by FaeryBee! It's good to hear that these little budgies found a much better home with you!

Be sure to look through the links provided above, which include the Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care :thumbup:

I hope to see you and your budgies around the forums! :D

Cheers! :wave:
 

·
Servant of The King
Joined
·
11,974 Posts
Welcome to talk budgies, and congrat's on your new bird's. Deborah has given you the very best advice, and the info you can gleen from this forum's stickies, and advice from some of the helpful expert's here will give you all the tool's you need to move forward in the best possible way. Wuld love to see some pic's of your new bird's...:001_smile:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
539 Posts
Hi and Welcome...looking forward to seeing :picturesplease:, of your two budgies and seeing you around the forum. :001_smile:
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top