Budgie/Parakeet Strays from finger. Need solution.
The Situation here:
He eats in between my fingers
He eats from the palm of my hand
He eats on top of my finger (I coat the back of my index finger in water, get some seeds attached to the wet finger, and lay that finger on the perch. He will put one foot on top of my finger and eat the seeds).
However, he strays away from my finger when there is no food. I try getting him on my finger and he moves to the other side of the perch. I just put my finger on the perch for an hour, and he doesn't even come close. He starts chirping and making weird noises. He still strays away.
QUESTION- How do I make it so that he gets close to my finger without food?
PS: This bird is 7 years old, making him an adult.
If you have any methods or solutions please reply. I looked up that I have to put my finger in cage for awhile, and as you have read, he stays on the opposite end of the perch for an hour and it doesn't seem to be working anytime soon.