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So I’ve had my little budgie for quite a few months now and I really want to hand tame her . However she’s not food motivated at all I’ve tried strawberry,apple ,millet sprays but shows no interest in any treat . She will step up on a dowel perch and sometimes transfers to a hand ( that she proceeds to bite on ) but I have nothing to reward her with to make her want to step up on the hand. Would love to hear any advise for hand training or picky eaters .
 

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She may not be ready yet. Be patient n keep trying.
 

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So I’ve had my little budgie for quite a few months now and I really want to hand tame her . However she’s not food motivated at all I’ve tried strawberry,apple ,millet sprays but shows no interest in any treat . She will step up on a dowel perch and sometimes transfers to a hand ( that she proceeds to bite on ) but I have nothing to reward her with to make her want to step up on the hand. Would love to hear any advise for hand training or picky eaters .
Is there anything that she will eat in her dish that is not part of her normal diet? Searching for a treat can begin by feeding her a variety of foods in her dish and then seeing what she eats first, then you can stop adding it to her normal meal and use it as a treat. You can also try juice from a dropper.

If she is not tame then step ups might be too much to ask at first. You could try to teach her to target while in her cage.
 

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What about a sunflower seeds or a piece of almond or pine nut?
 
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