02-17-2017, 03:35 PM
One month really isn't that long and some budgies, especially the more shy ones will take a longer amount of time to truly settle in their new home and to open up to their human family.
There aren't any happy pills nor magic spells to fully tame a pet bird overnight or to make them suddenly very playful and exuding over the top enthusiasm/happiness.
After the bond is established, it's important to strengthen, solidify and maintain it through the daily interactions, this is a never ending process.
Adding a mirror is not advisable, especially when it comes to a solo bird because the chances for the budgie to develop an unhealthy attachment to the bird in the mirror are much higher and this would negatively impact current bond established and have repercussion also in the progress done in taming.
There are also mental and physical health implications if the budgie becomes obsessed with his reflection on the mirror and problems with over regurgitation onto the mirror and increased matings would lead to severe weight loss and even digestive issues in more severe cases.
You can give your budgie more time and continue your work in taming him.
For all the information and tips on this specific subject, be sure to check the stickies at the Taming and Bonding section.
Once you have a better grasp of your budgie's personality and depending on how strong of a bond you will have with him, you can later on have a better understanding to reach a conclusion and to then decide whether getting your budgie a little buddy will be the best option for his overall welfare and happiness or not.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.