You have just brought your new baby Budgie home. Once you put him in the nice new cage you bought, you are ready to play with him. But your little bird is afraid of you – what can you do?
First you have to step back and take some time to get to know your new Budgie. You will have to spend time getting him to trust you before you can tame him. Sessions should be short (10 minutes or less) and done several times a day. Each time you achieve one step, repeat it several times until your pet is comfortable with it before moving onto the next step.
Read more on Getting to Know Your Budgie.
Now you have spent a few days getting to know your Budgie and he does not get scared every time you approach the cage. That is a great first step, but you still want to be able to play with him. Have patience and move onto the next step Finger Taming Your Budgie.
This is wonderful – your Budgie will now step onto your finger. You want to keep him with you, but need your hand to do things, so it is time to move onto the next step Shoulder Training Your Budgie.
Now you have a wonderful tame and trusting Budgie.
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