I'm so happy! Decided to do a little early morning training with the fids (after they had a little breakfast of course). Had a huge step in the right direction with both of them. Started off offering them both their favorite seed/food on the edge/outside main cage door. Took Charlie a few touch and go's, but after enough patience sitting very still, I finally felt a little foot on the tip of my index finger which I had purposely wrapped around the rim of bowl. I was SO happy for this small development and was already going to call this a success, however things developed even further. Not even a minute later, Charlie came in for a deliberate full finger landing. Didn't last very long, but a total success! I was again elated and about ready to call the entire day a success when he came back for a third landing this time not only staying on my finger, but proceeding to walk around the rim of bowl on my hand until finally settling down and sitting his fluffy little bottom between my thumb and index finger. Admittedly brought a little bit of a tear to my eye. He stayed for several minutes and scarfed down a helping of his favorite seed before moving on. This definitely caught Emma's attention too. It's funny, they switch off each day it seems being the brave one. Emma was a lot more cautious today, but she is definitely trying very hard and right on the brink of "touch down". I think she is just going to need a little more encouragement from Charlie. I didn't get any pictures this first go around as I did not want to destroy the moment and scare them, but I have no doubt I'll see a lot more repeat visits in the near future and more regularly. I am finally starting to feel like all these hours upon hours of attention are really paying off and I really have a very VERY strong chance of successfully hand taming both of them. My Friday now = Oh, and other good news. I finally got them to eat something other than their seed/pellet mix (which of course they still pick out the pellets). They now seem to also like a dried egg mix I picked up the other day. May not be perfect solution, but for the time being until I can improve their taste buds, I'm at least happy to see them eating something else other than their seed mix. I guess technically they have been munching more and more at fresh lettuce and spinach. I have been trying to balance the lettuce and spinach with other fresh foods though so they can try lots of things, but also want to make sure they are at least eating something fresh. Will be nice when/if they really start chowing down on a variety of fresh foods.