I thought this would be fun to do!
I'm a really impatient person, and I understand that training budgies takes lots and lots of time, so I'm hoping that maybe if I share how Kermit's doing then you guys can let me know if I'm going too fast.
• Saturday, June 1st
I got Kermit!
He sat in a travel cage for the ride home, which was 4 hours long!!
He took it really well, and he was really nosy. I covered the cage so that he wouldn't be so scared, but he would chirp because he wanted me to lift the cover so that he could see!
• Sunday, June 2nd
Kermit met the dog and cat. **Edited to add that he did NOT see the dog and cat face-to-face!! He was in the cage as they looked at each other and we held the cat/dog!** He was alright with them, and isn't even bothered by the dog barking. He would try to avoid us if we got around the cage, like, if I was next to the perch he was on, he would try and get to a perch on the other side. He was still figuring out how to maneuver the cage, and would freak and fall if I put my hand in the cage to change his food and stuff.
• Monday, June 3rd
He started to have some fun in the cage.
He finally got the hang of maneuvering around the cage. He's a little clumsy, and fell off of his perch while screeching to music, but he was able to get back up no problem. When I put my hand in the cage, he would kind of shift his feet and watch to see if I was getting too close.
•Tuesday, June 4th
Today, he was all about trying to figure out just WHAT the humans are up to. I was eating supper next to him, and realized that now he looks a LOT fatter. Like, before, he was tense and looked skinny, but now, he's letting his feathers puff out a bit. He almost fell asleep in the cage with me around.
While I changed his food and water, he watched my arm in the cage and wasn't as nervous, since he realized that I was giving him some millet and new food.
We got his cage at PetSmart, and I put him in before I realized that they had the pan backwards, so I have to flip his cage around to clean it. Tonight, I flipped him around and he hung on the cage bars right next to me as I cleaned, and he seemed happy.