Budgies cage bound

by Joel
(Leavenworth, Kansas US)

Budgies

Budgies

Budgies


I have two budgies who wont leave their cage. They will come onto my finger to eat millet but jump off when I try to get them out of the cage. Please help!

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Feb 01, 2012
Budgies cage bound
by: Linda

It takes much time and effort to train birds, and yours need that time and effort if they are ever to be able to feel comfortable about coming out of cage. They are afraid, so keep this in mind as you work with them. Their cage is safe, and the world outside of their cage is very scary to them, so move slowly with training and no more than 10-15 minutes at a time which can be several times a day.Work with one bird at a time and leave the other one in the cage.

Before you begin any training, both birds have to be checked out by an Avian Vet in your area to make sure they are healthy enough for training of any kind. Sick birds can die from the stress of being worked with, so take them first to an Avian Vet ONLY. While at the vet's, have their wings clipped because you don't want them flying all over and into things when you start work with them. Have avian vet cut ONLY the 4-6 Primary flight feathers on each bird, and these are the long ones at the ends of each wing. Do not allow them to cut up any higher as this causes chronic pain. Just the primary feathers which are the long ones at ends of each wing.

There are training materials on this site on the Parrot Training page, and they can help you learn how to go about beginning your training.

Thanks for writing,
Linda


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