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Taming and Bonding Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to TRUST you. This requires time and patience and does not happen overnight.

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Old 05-10-2017, 10:56 PM
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When you get the cover out, start talking to him calmly and reassuringly.

Tell him it's time to go to bed and we're going to cover up the cage now.

Move slowly and gently as you put the cover on the cage talking to him the entire time.

Remember that if you are stressed and nervous he is going to pick up on your feelings.
Be calm and assured yourself and project that to Niko.

Dealing with a budgie is like dealing with a two year old toddler.
If you allow the budgie to dictate how you behave, it will be the one in charge rather than you.

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Update:
Took Niko to the vet today. Good news: he's perfectly healthy. Bad news: he is extremely upset with me. I'll have to take a few steps back in our progress. We were to the point where I could put a hand inside of his cage and he would still be perfectly happy (seems too fast I know but he didn't care at all about the hand on the outside of his cage part). Hopefully after today he'll be less upset with me and we can continue working on our bond.
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I'm very glad to hear Nikko is a healthy little fellow!!

Nikko will forgive you pretty quickly for the vet visit.
Just take things at his pace and everything will soon be back on track with your your progress.
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Update: Niko is still very wary of hands, but honestly he's a very chill bird. He doesn't get freaked out by new people unless they get too close to him. Currently I'm sitting in my bed and he's trying to get me to come over to him by chirping incessantly while clinging to the bars nearest to the bed.
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Sometimes letting your budgie(s) come to you is the best option.

Also, I've found that offering my hand flat (palm down) for my birds usually works much better than expecting them to "step up" onto a finger.
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I am offering a closed hand to him, no fingers for him yet, that's too scary. He has been on a perch close to my hand on the bottom of the cage as of this afternoon, which is wonderful progress! He was clearly interested in the millet in my hand but wasn't quite ready to step onto it to get to it yet. I'm proud of him
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You and Niko are doing GREAT!
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GREAT NEWS!!!
I went up to Niko tonight to have our last session of me reading to him for today. He was sitting in the bottom of the cage near the door, so I didn't want to put my hand in and scare him. Instead, I offered a small spray of millet through the bars. He ate ALL of it, all the way up to my fingers!!! He's making so much progress!!
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Well done, Niko!
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Niko is still doing great! He will come across the cage for millet- he goes NUTS for it. He's still a little spooked if I accidentally move my hand while holding the millet, and won't eat from my hand inside the cage, but he's getting more and more comfortable with eating millet through the bars. Also I have to ask, what should I do if he eats through his normal portion of seed by the middle of the day? Should I offer more or give him something else? He's come close a few times to doing that. He's not currently eating pellets (I'm trying but he's stubborn) and he will eat broccoli sometimes.
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