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I have two budgies one named Beaks and one named Ghost. Ghost has only one foot and she can barely sit on their perch. Beaks on the other hand is perfectly fine. But Beaks is very skittish and runs away from me, but they will eat millet spray out of my hand. We have been separating them but that doesn’t really work. I need some advice plz, thank you
 

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Taming is a very long process and requires a lot of patience and time. Budgies may run away from you because they are still scared of your hand. It's a good progress that they eat millet out of your hand, but sometimes it's not enough and needs more taming. Also I wouldn't recommend to separate budgies without a good reason ( separate budgies only if they are fighting all the time ).

Advice: Keep taming birds. Don't try to scare them with your hands. Don't separate budgies if it's not necessary.
 

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

How long ago did you get your budgies? Are Ghost and Beaks close with each other? It seems you may be going a little too fast for your budgies to gain their trust, and it is normal that two budgies would rather spend time with each other at first. However, if you persist and are patient, and don't try to force them into doing anything, they will slowly get used to you over time, and see you as a "flock member", even if they never fully want to spend time with you over each other.

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies", to stay updated on everything. There are many great resources in "Taming and Bonding" as well. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 👋
 

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

How long ago did you get your budgies? Are Ghost and Beaks close with each other? It seems you may be going a little too fast for your budgies to gain their trust, and it is normal that two budgies would rather spend time with each other at first. However, if you persist and are patient, and don't try to force them into doing anything, they will slowly get used to you over time, and see you as a "flock member", even if they never fully want to spend time with you over each other.

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies", to stay updated on everything. There are many great resources in "Taming and Bonding" as well. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around!
Hi there and welcome to the forums!

How long ago did you get your budgies? Are Ghost and Beaks close with each other? It seems you may be going a little too fast for your budgies to gain their trust, and it is normal that two budgies would rather spend time with each other at first. However, if you persist and are patient, and don't try to force them into doing anything, they will slowly get used to you over time, and see you as a "flock member", even if they never fully want to spend time with you over each other.

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies", to stay updated on everything. There are many great resources in "Taming and Bonding" as well. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 👋
Taming is a very long process and requires a lot of patience and time. Budgies may run away from you because they are still scared of your hand. It's a good progress that they eat millet out of your hand, but sometimes it's not enough and needs more taming. Also I wouldn't recommend to separate budgies without a good reason ( separate budgies only if they are fighting all the time ).

Advice: Keep taming birds. Don't try to scare them with your hands. Don't separate budgies if it's not necessary.
thank you I will take your advice
Hi there and welcome to the forums!

How long ago did you get your budgies? Are Ghost and Beaks close with each other? It seems you may be going a little too fast for your budgies to gain their trust, and it is normal that two budgies would rather spend time with each other at first. However, if you persist and are patient, and don't try to force them into doing anything, they will slowly get used to you over time, and see you as a "flock member", even if they never fully want to spend time with you over each other.

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies", to stay updated on everything. There are many great resources in "Taming and Bonding" as well. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 👋
thanks I will take your advice
Hi there and welcome to the forums!

How long ago did you get your budgies? Are Ghost and Beaks close with each other? It seems you may be going a little too fast for your budgies to gain their trust, and it is normal that two budgies would rather spend time with each other at first. However, if you persist and are patient, and don't try to force them into doing anything, they will slowly get used to you over time, and see you as a "flock member", even if they never fully want to spend time with you over each other.

You've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices!

Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies", to stay updated on everything. There are many great resources in "Taming and Bonding" as well. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 👋
I got Beaks at Petco and Ghost at pet supermarket and they are closely bonded with each other
 

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Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

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

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

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, 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.

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