My Sun's name should have been Goldilocks! LOL!

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Today I was doing training with both of them and practicing step-ups and targeting. I use Nikki the Quaker as my model for step-ups because she always steps up. I had Nikki since a baby, she was hand raised. Sunny has a past (was abused) and I had her since she was 14 months. I train them on two separate perches because I really can't deal with them touching each other and getting distracting during the session LOL.

Well, I must have had the two perches too far away because Sunny was not cooperating. She would either bite (didn't break the skin yay!), fly over to the other perch to be with Nikki. She was being a pain in the bum LOL!

I finally found the magic distance and she cooperated. Man, with Sunny it can't be too this or too that, but juuuuuuust right.

I find training them together (each taking a turn) works well because one always serves as a model for the other. Sunny is a very good model good at targeting and Nikki si very good at step-ups.

I do feel like an idiot because I took a lot for granted with these girls. They are almost 18 and I am still learning stuff. Remember that phase you go through when you bring home a new bird? You are reading up, asking lots of questions, thinking about them a lot. I am going through that all over again.
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
pictures please
 
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This is her with her BFF LOL!
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
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Yours are so well behaved! Mine are always getting in each other’s business!
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
they are so kute (its my way when i say something is really cute i dont dont put cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i put kute
 

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You are doing an amazing job with them! It sounds like you have a really great training session set up where they can learn from each other. When something didn't go right, you figured it out until it did.
That is far from being an idiot:)

And that picture is so precious! They both look so happy, especially Sunny who is getting the loving:)
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
my birds are lazy i try to make them understand if they want treats pay bird money( meaning bird money is tricks but the birds just dont pay bird money
 
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She is a sweetie. Her bites tell me something. When she bites she forgets about it and gets all sweet.

She loves kisses and scritches.

I am trying to be extra sensitive to Sunny. I think Nikki’s ordeal with the wing amputation got to her and she gets nervous about being too far from her.
 

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OMGOSH!!!!!! Te picture in the background of the 3rd picture, with your 2 little lovelies?? EEEEKKK!!!! Totally Adorable!!!
 

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Wonderful update! Beautiful babies.
I don't think any of us ever stop learning , I know I don't.

Sharing you story and what is working or not working will be valuable to many.

I'm sure Sunny is being extra protective and sensitive.
 
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Thank you all for the positivity and encouragement. The girls are still great. We were playing on the floor earlier LOL! Lots of kisses.
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
your birds must be a joy
 

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