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taming budgies

animalover

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so I was wondering, how long did it take for you guys to tame your budgies?
I have a budgie pair, and we've had them for more than a month, the only progress we made is getting them to step on our fingers/hands, but thats only when there's food on them. we recently separated them into different cages, and they seem more scared than before, I want to tame them so I can show them that theyre safe and they dont need to be alert at all times, but they do spread 1 wing and lift up their leg everytime we enter the room, I try to tame them at least once everyday, but its been getting harder with exams on the way, but I do change out their food and water, and sometimes feed them a millet. we did take them out before, but they only stayed near each other and are not comfortable when theyre not, what can I do?
 

Olliebirb

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Where did you get them from? Why did you separate them?
 

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I would love to separate my budgie boys so that they could be trained one at a time. However, when I tried it, one of them was so desperate to get to his friend that I thought he would injure himself. So, I’m left with working with them together. It was suggested to me that I could target train them using two different colored target sticks. They could learn which stick was “theirs”. That way, I could begin to train one at a time.
 

animalover

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I would love to separate my budgie boys so that they could be trained one at a time. However, when I tried it, one of them was so desperate to get to his friend that I thought he would injure himself. So, I’m left with working with them together. It was suggested to me that I could target train them using two different colored target sticks. They could learn which stick was “theirs”. That way, I could begin to train one at a time.
oh sorry should've mentioned that I separated them because one of them is sick and we didnt want the other one to get sick too, but we suspect they both are sick now
 

Kassiani

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You owe no one an apology for your decision to separate them :) I’m so sorry your babies are sick!
 

Olliebirb

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oh thank you, you're so kind :) but my vet actually recommended separating them haha
Aww sorry they are sick. I was just curious why you separated them... Also where did you get them from? A store or a breeder?
 

animalover

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Aww sorry they are sick. I was just curious why you separated them... Also where did you get them from? A store or a breeder?
from a store sadly, but I thought it was a breeder until the day they arrived, sadly I got four birds from that store(long story), all of them appear to be sick, one died and one has a respiratory infection, ehilr the budgies are sick with we dont know yet :(
 
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