Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2020, 01:32 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2020
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lia9310 is on a distinguished road
How to finish training my budgies

I have two budgies, and have gotten to the point in training them where I can feed them treats while they perch on my finger. However, if I try to pet them or get close to them without the treats, they move away from me. How can I finish their training so that they can be close and feel safe around me even without treats?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2020, 04:27 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2020
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
DestinyCall is on a distinguished road
Re: How to finish training my budgies

Time, patience, and respect. Trust must be earned slowly.

I would start by determining how far away the birds will tolerate your hand without backing away. Continue to offer treats, but sometimes move your hand over without the treat. Don't try to touch them yet and don't chase after them if they move away. Your goal is to let them get used to your hand moving close to them without doing anything scary.

In time, they should let you get closer. Don't push too hard or too fast. Let the bird set the pace. Encourage them to approach YOU and talk gently when the bird is brave so he knows you are not a threat. Parakeets are awesome little birds. You will be good friends some day, I know it.

Good luck!

Last edited by DestinyCall; 06-21-2020 at 04:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DestinyCall For This Useful Post:
lia9310 (06-22-2020)

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets

budgie, training

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clicker training VS Verbal training Behxo Conures 7 12-12-2017 02:47 PM
Bite pressure training or step up training ParrotLover2001 Training 4 02-09-2017 04:29 PM
Trust Training Rescue Budgies? mmcgill7 Budgies/Parakeets 3 06-29-2013 01:02 PM
When to start training, advice and a good training food? JonnyG Conures 4 02-11-2012 04:47 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.