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Old 01-25-2018, 12:25 PM
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This is Syed got a pair of Alexandrine Parakeet on 4 jan they were baby's now approx they are 1 month old from day 1 when i put my hand in the cage mostly male spreads its wings and attacks my hand after feeding them they are scared but do not attack my hand
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:06 AM
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

This is very informative! Thank you!
I have a single cockatiel who is not tame and I'm hoping to, over time, get him to come out and not be so scared.
He talks to me in the cage, preens himself while I talk to him and, for the most part, is usually quite happy. But he spent his life as a cage only bird (he's been with us years, but has never actually been handled) which is really sad.

My only concern is that he will very occasionally hiss. I've read that this is usually because their scared, but moments later he'll be friendly again.
Its going to be a long process, but i hope he'll be happy to wander out of his cage eventually.

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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

I was thinking this had STICKY written all over it!
I'll look forward to handing it out in future.
Budgies are so great. They deserver full dedication and devotion. Great little birds!
Great job, reeb! We know you have wonderful inspiration!
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

I wish this post was around when Wally came into my families life 45 years ago..geez...I wish the innerweb was around!

Excellent thread and advice. Budgies are so underrated! Such marvelous little creatures full of spunk,mischief,mayhem and love. Everyone should be required to be owned by one if they are thinking about getting a "parrot"




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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

Great post! People seem to take these guys for granted. They're a lot bigger than their physical size. I'd like to add that patience is key. It can take months for budgies to finally trust you. Mine took about 3 months to where he no longer is scared of me. Also, if you plan on buying one, know where your bird came from. I cant imagine the kind of trauma birds get from being shipped around to places like Petco, ect.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:10 PM
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

Good advice! Is there a way to get my budgie to come out of her cage? She will perch on my fingers inside her cage, but once I try to move my hand slowly out of the cage with her perched, she freaks out! She hates coming out of her cage, despite nothing bad ever happening to her while she was outside of it. I have even tried coaxing her with food and treats, but to no avail. She absolutely refuses to come outside the cage, and I don't want to force her unless necessary (trip to the vet, cage cleaning, etc.)
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

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Good advice! Is there a way to get my budgie to come out of her cage?
what I did was I would praise him with words while on my finger and slowly move towards the door. once he jumped off I would pretend I wasn't interested and wont say anything, until he was on my finger again. eventually id only praise him once he was really close, if not right under the door. it takes a lot of patience, it took me about an hour of doing this the first time. most importantly don't lose your cool the bird doesn't know better.
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

Thank you for the great post, two questions..I have had my parakeet stand on my hand many times with Millet as an insentive, just lately she is ignoring the millet, any thoughts? Is it posasible that a parakeet would move around the cage away from your hand as a game? it seems sometimes that mine is?
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

Good common sense advice about bird care. I love birds and have always been intrigued with them.
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Re: Taming and bonding with budgerigars: tips for beginners

Excellent post! Thanks so much. As said, each bird has its own pace. All 5 of mine are at different stages and I try to honor where each of them are at. Sometimes I get frustrated because it's like, dudes, I love you and would never hurt you, I'm here to make your life awesome... But they have to come to that conclusion on their own.
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