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My parents bought me 4 budgies this year in June, I didn't know much about budgies or any pet for that matter (because I never had any) but I was ready learn! The first few months were great, if I sang a song they'd sing after me, they would nibble my finger, eat food from my hand. They weren't uncomfortable sitting on my finger yet but it was totally understandable. One day one of my budgie accidentally flew into a room which was not safe for her so in a painic I grabbed her and put her back into her cage, at the the time I didn't know that it would affect her so much, long story short she really despises me now. I know this is my fault but is there a way to rekindle our relationship. I talked to her softly while she was inside her cage to maybe gain her trust which most youtube and google tutorials told me to do but it doesn't seem to be working.. My guess is that she needs more time but I want to know if there is more ways to for me to signal her that I mean no harm and that she can trust me.
 

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What genders are your budgies?
How large is the cage you have them in? Length, Width and Height (If you don't know, please measure the cage)


Your budgie does not "hate" you. She is simply afraid of you.

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 her to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build her trust in you.
She will have to learn over time that you will not hurt her, grab her and try to force her to allow you to hold her.

To build your budgie’s trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so she'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.

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

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If she becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until she calms down. When she's comfortable with your hand near her, you can offer her a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.

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

Locating an Avian Veterinarian

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

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.
(Stickies are threads “stuck” at the top of each forum sub-section)

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.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

You've been given great advice above by FaeryBee and I agree completely.

You've come to a great place to learn the best possible information regarding budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through all the links provided above as they'll be helpful in staying updated on the best possible methods for budgie care.

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

Hope to see you around! Please update us on how your budgies are doing soon.

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What genders are your budgies?
How large is the cage you have them in? Length, Width and Height (If you don't know, please measure the cage)


Your budgie does not "hate" you. She is simply afraid of you.

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 her to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build her trust in you.
She will have to learn over time that you will not hurt her, grab her and try to force her to allow you to hold her.

To build your budgie’s trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so she'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.

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

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If she becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until she calms down. When she's comfortable with your hand near her, you can offer her a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly to her whenever you interact with her.

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

Locating an Avian Veterinarian

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

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.
(Stickies are threads “stuck” at the top of each forum sub-section)

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
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 All Members
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
Hi there and welcome to the forums!

You've been given great advice above by FaeryBee and I agree completely.

You've come to a great place to learn the best possible information regarding budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through all the links provided above as they'll be helpful in staying updated on the best possible methods for budgie care.

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

Hope to see you around! Please update us on how your budgies are doing soon.

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Thank you for the advice! I will definitely try what you said. I have two males and two females, tho I don't know the length of their cage. I will also make time to read the forums you linked cause iam sure they will come in use in my budgie adventures! Again thank you for the advice!
 
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