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Today I brought Birdiebaum home and immediately went to work to make him feel comfortable and get a primer for finger training.

He took a little while to warm up, but was never terrified of my hand. Started eating millet from my hand after a few hours.

Did start standing on my finger for a short time and stood on Gage's also. Seemed disinterested in the playground and wanted to go back to his cage.

A little while later, he didn't want to step up so I left him be.


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Welcome to TalkBudgies! It's great that you want to get straight to training, that's what I did when I first got my budgie. But I quickly realized that budgies are actually very submissive when you first bring them home due to being terrified.

It's a good idea to let him settle in first, then after about two weeks start to take it slow, like putting your hand in the cage and letting him come to you.

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Hi there and to the forums!

Birdiebaum is a very handsome little boy, congratulations!

However, it's important that you don't try to touch or tame him at all for the first two weeks; as Deanna said above, budgies are initially submissive many times because they are scared to death. During the two week "settling in period", he will become accustomed to his home and environment, and you can read to him, sit by his cage, and talk to him so he is accustomed to your presence.

Afterwards, you can slowly begin to get him used to your hands and practice stepping up.

Here's more information:
https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...rd-scared.html

Also, as he starts settling in, you should change the dowel perches in his cage for natural wood ones as they are better to exercise little budgie feet and prevent bumble foot

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

You've come to the best possible place to learn even more about budgies Be sure to read through these and other budgie articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices!

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Thanks guys! In all of the research I did, I didn't see a single article mentioning waiting to train. Thanks for the advice! Would it be okay if I tried just feeding him some millet by hand? He seemed really excited about it when I would bring it out.

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If you'd like to feed him some millet through the cage bars, that would be fine! You can hold it up to him with your hand.

Since taming and bonding is all about trust, waiting before training is important so that the budgie can feel comfortable with their surroundings and therefore know you won't hurt them.
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For the past few days we've been working on transitioning Birdiebaum from seeds to nutriberries to work him towards pellets. He needed them crushed for a few days but now he's got them down pat.

Now that he's on nutriberries, my goal is to get him to a 50% foraged diet. As recommended by an article I read, I put a piece of paper (with holes) on his food dish. He is absolutely terrified of the paper, but I am confident that he will figure it out once he gets hungry enough.



Edit: after not eating all day, he flew down and started eating, but got scared when the paper fell.


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