Hi everyone! In May 2010, I purchased 2 adorable parakeets - Flash and Barnaby. They have gotten well adjusted and chatter like crazy each day. Here's the situation I have:
1) I am having trouble hand-taming them. I can have my hand in the cage, but as I move my finger closer, they fly around or grip the sides of the cage. Flash's new trick is exiting the cage completely if he gets really scared. Then he's impossible to catch and he will not go back to the cage!
2) Due to Flash's escapes, I took them to the vet and had their wings clipped, just so I can train them easier and catch my little escape artist.
Does anyone have advice on training them both? I'd like to keep them in the cage while I'm training if possible. But I need them tamed so I can let them out for excercise! Any help is much appreciated!!!