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I've had my budgie for three weeks, she's gotten pretty used to her surroundings, chirps, eats well, eats millet from hand and is overall a happy birdie. I've posted earlier about target training, but I've noticed that I can't train her yet not only because I give her too much millet for a trick, but also most of the day she's super flighty and only calms down to occasionally sit on a perch and chirp for several minutes (during this time she won't accept millet from my hand, she just backs away). I understand it is normal behaviour for a caged bird, so I thought that if I let her out for a couple hours, she'll get all the flight space she needs and then will be more calm for training (she needs to fly outside every day anyway). Her cage door has been kept open for two days now, only closed at night. She isn't afraid of the door, she continues her normal everyday behaviour. She takes a treat out of my hand, but I can't lure her outside with it. Placing millet spray next to the entrance didn't help either, and I left it for quite a long time. I wanted to target or finger train her to get her outside, but apparently outside first, then training. So is there some other way to encourage her to get out of the cage?