Today marks the first official day of Tiki enthusiastically exploring the outside world of his cage aka my budgie proofed bedroom! I attempted to take him out yesterday on my finger, and he did sit on a perch I mounted outside his cage for a few minutes, but then he got spooked and retreated back to his humble abode. Each time I tried to get him back on my finger to take him out, he kept retreating back, not wanting to come out.
Today I tried Plan B, by taking the roof off his cage, as well as just leaving the cage door open. Within 10 minutes or so (while having some upbeat electro music playing), his adventurous side took over and he hovered right out the top of the cage and onto his play gym, and man does he hover high for having his wings clipped! He did hover around the room a few more times, landing on a wicker basket on the floor, my husband and I's bed, my work desk, and back to the play gym again. He seems to be taking to the play area quite well.
My hubby and I had him out of the cage for about an hour before we put him back in. He simply hopped back on my finger and went back in with no problems at all
Still no luck on the fruits and veggies. I've been offering him carrots (either chopped up really small, grated, and shredded as often as I can though...keeping my fingers crossed!
He eats his pellets more often than I though, which is great!
And he will also sit on my hand and eat out of the palm
Here are some pictures!
This was taken during plan A, where I had the perch outside the cage and tried taking him out myself.
This was after plan B, where I took the cage roof off and left the door open. Success! Right onto the play gym!
He took claim on my laptop
Tiki showing off his "good side".