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Training an Older Budgie #430507
03/23/16 07:59 AM
03/23/16 07:59 AM
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So my parakeet is about 2 years old and he still hates to come out of his cage. He will sit on my fingers if he is in his cage and he will sometimes sit on my shoulder, but overall it is very difficult to get him out. I have tried everything and have done loads of research even before I had him. I used countless of the training techniques proposed by budgie fanatics. I don't know what I have done wrong. I am a quiet person and am very busy but I always try my best to make sure he is properly cared for. I have developed countless great relationships with other animals (cats, dogs, rodents) but I have never cared for a bird before. My parakeet bites, doesn't like my hands, hates coming out of his cage, and is a major seed junkie- he won't even touch fruits and veggies even though I have offered them in every way imaginable. I am so worried that he won't live a long and healthy life or that he is lonely- even though is generally cheerful and chirpy. Is any of this normal?

Re: Training an Older Budgie [Re: Ajdragondancer] #430509
03/24/16 05:32 AM
03/24/16 05:32 AM
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Birds all have unique personalities just like humans do. They can also get set in their ways smile.

On the food, birds by their nature are suspicious of anything new. So it's very typical that your bird resists anything but seed. Start with lettuce. Clip it to the cage so it's in his face. Eventually he'll start gnawing at it just to get rid of it. The next day, put in more fresh lettuce. Keep at it. Eventually he'll get some into his mouth smile. Focus just on lettuce.

It's good that your keet likes his cage, but let's lure him out. He feels safe there - so make a new safe place for him. Make a little playpen next to where you tend to sit. Have millet on it (i.e. parakeet junk food). Only ever give him millet on his playpen. Make sure the playpen is stable and safe feeling. Every day, bring the keet over to the playpen and let him have some millet. Keep that up smile.

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