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Hi Guys!!

I am a new Budgie owner and when I hold my little man he "Suckles" or makes noises. I have included a video, in hope that you can tell me why he is exhibiting the behavior.

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Your budgie is breathing heavily- when you hold him like this, do you catch him first?
How long have you had him for?

It's nothing to be concerned about in itself, but if your budgie is being caught by you so you can hold it this way, it's something that isn't going to build a good bond between you.

Have a look at the Training & Bonding section of the forum to find out how you can develop a great bond with your little budgie friend.
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Your poor little budgie is simply terrified.
How long have you had the little fellow and why exactly are you trying to hold him?
You should never grab your budgie or force him to be touched.

The budgie looks to be very young. He needs to be in a safe secure environment and should be allowed to settle in to his new home.

You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help the budgie feel more secure. Playing music for him when you aren't around will be helpful as well. Budgies perceive no noise as meaning there may be danger.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.

To bond with your budgie, you need to build his trust in you.
He will have to learn over time that you will not hurt him, grab him and try to force him to allow you to hold him.

To build your budgieís trust, sit by his cage and read, talk or sing quietly to him for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to him so he'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt him .

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch him .
Let his get used to the idea that the hand is now in his safe place and not harming him .

After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie. If he becomes agitated, stop moving your hand and just hold very still until he calms down. When he's comfortable with your hand near him , you can offer him a bit of millet or a few seeds. In a few more days, you can begin your taming and bonding sessions.

Always work at your budgie's pace.
Move slowly and talk reassuringly and calmly whenever you interact with him .

Most budgies once they pass the "baby" stage, do not like to be petted or touched.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You have been given great advice; it's very important to never grab or hold your budgie.

Be sure to read through all the links and resources provided to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices!

If you have any questions after reading though everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help

Hope to see you around!
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