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Hello everyone! I need a little help with my two budgies, Keeko and Keelie. I've had them both for a year, and I got them at the same time so they have always been together. I tried to bond with them a little when I first got them, but then some things came up and I didn't spend much time with them, other than cleaning their cage and attempting to get them to step up on my finger, so they basically have had no human interaction until the past four months. I seriously regret that now. I really want to develop a strong bond with them still, and I'm willing to work hard and keep at it. I have made some progress over the past month or so though. I've let them out of their cage a few times, and have gotten them both to stand on my finger. Keelie is more friendly, and will step up more easily while it takes more prompting to get Keeko to do so. They both usually jump off after a short minute however. Today I left their cage open as I did my homework on my bed, and after an hour or so they both flew out voluntarily and perched on my windowsill. I let them stay there for a couple hours as I did my homework, and every now and then I got them to step up for a few seconds. It was difficult to get them back inside their cage though. I'm planning on buying a little playground for them to play on outside of the cage, and I would like to introduce some fruits and veggies to their diet. Is what I'm doing ok so far? Is there anything more I could do to get them to trust me? Also what is the best way to introduce them to new foods?