• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here


  1. Katie H

    Correlation between intelligence and tameness?

    Hi all, Long time lurker , but finally set up an account to ask a question. Are larger or more intelligent species more likely to remember their training for longer? I spent weeks training my 2 budgies to be hand tame and less fearful. And I've occasionally had to leave for work for a week...
  2. Matthew golden

    Bourke parrots

    Hello there fellow birb owners, I currently own two 12 month old Bourke parrots one male and one female, they both where parent raised and are not really tamed, they live in my room in a large cage and I am trying to tame them. I would like to know if there have been any success stories of...
  3. BigSkyMT


    I need all you parrot experts to help me. I just found this site & signed up hoping for help and to learn. I have been researching parrots for many many months, when I say research I mean reading hours a day, I've watched almost every single youtube video about training & taming. My husband &...
  4. Atomiklan


    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...
  5. Atomiklan

    Hand taming

    I can tell already (and I expected as much) that hand taming these guys is going to require the patience beyond sainthood... I do recognize that they may not be able to be tamed, but I am going to continue to try my hardest. Here is what I have been working on lately (and yes I know it is still...
  6. Saya

    Vacation and Tameness

    (This is the friendliest budgie, she decided to take a bath in a wet leaf in my hand, literally the first time she ever did anything like this) Hello! I have two budgies that are housed separately because they don't really get along. I have been working to tame them for about a year now but only...
  7. Saya

    Does hand-reared/ hand fed mean tame?

    All the birds I've had have been untame from the start, but not that I'm looking for another bird I've been seeing the words hand-reared and hand fed everywhere. I know this means they're used to humans but does this mean they're tame? Am I still going to have to tame them once I have them? I...
  8. B

    Budgies or Cockatiels?

    A local breeder has 2 hand fed birds, one is a cockatiel and the other is a budgie. I did resarch on both and i did have a budgie before. The question is which makes a better pet? List your experiences down below please of each specie! 1. I heard that cockatiels go through the "teenage angst"...
  9. Saya

    Is it okay to take a cage attached budgie off the cage with a perch?

    My budgie is extremely attached to his cage. He comes out of the cage all the time but he doesn't come off the top. I have found that when I take him off the cage and put him on my desk his is 100% tame (I took him off with a perch.) Is this the right way of doing things? And i have been keeping...