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Old 04-20-2017, 11:34 PM
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Default Is it normal for new budgie to be THIS friendly? :D

So I am not complaining but our new little guy is so friendly it's bizarre!

He came from a pet shop. The guy said he just got him in from a place that has 300 budgies. No one ever held him and he is around 6 months old.

He has been home only one day and when I put my hand in to change his water he came over and I asked him to step up...and he did! He came out and sat with me for 15 minutes. Since then he steps up any time I ask and comes out and sits with me. Is this normal?? . I didn't think they'd come out this quick and step up.

Anyone else ever seen a budgie so friendly that hasn't been handled like this little guy? Does that happen? Or must someone have handled him?


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Old 04-21-2017, 12:35 AM
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Wait until he's home for a longer time, and you will likely see a change in behavior to being more wild as he gets more comfortable and confident with his surroundings. Every now and then an individual will seem more tame when new (although usually not). I think it's the same principal as a bird who won't normally step up being willing to step up on your finger in an unfamiliar room.
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It's wonderful that he seems to have settled in quickly.
Have you named him yet?

Take the time to read the information regarding Positive Reinforcement and Clicker Training.
You may find he responds well to clicker training and I think you'll enjoy the process.

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Oh so you think he may get less friendly? I'll try and work with him every day and hopefully he will stay his chipper self maybe?

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It's not uncommon for young budgies to be more passive when they are in a new home and they can do things out of fear that they might not do in other circumstances.
Birds personalities vary and some are friendlier than others.

Your plan is very good. Just interact with him daily, keeping sessions short to keep him interested and if he wants to back off, let him.
Look through the Training and Bonding section of the forum for tips and advice on how best to work with him.
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You got lucky with your new budgie. I have never had one that social, but have had birds that never did get very friendly. Just be glad you have this bird. He may be happy to be out of the pet shop and he probably also likes you. Enjoy his good vibes. Many puppies can also be that friendly. I have 3 budgies and also 1 dog.
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