Inactive 4 week old budgie
I have had my budgie for 1 week, and his/her (not able to tell yet) activity level is not very high. From what I have been informed, to get them trained and sociable with humans, I should not put any toys in the cage. Whilst I am away at work, I put on the television (childrens programs, as I have heard talking to them like babies works well).
At home I play with him lots, however despite becoming hand tame in less than 24 hours, he now does not seem interested in doing anything. He will sit on his perch forever, with an occasional chirp.
I let him out of his cage whenever I am around, however he will stay in his cage unless physically brought out, and then he will either just fly back into his cage and sit there again, or fly up to the ceiling light and sit there for hours until I physically have to get him down.
Is this just a case of him being young and missing being in the pet store with other young budgies? Is the fact that he is growing meaning that he is not as active as he will be later? Or does he hate me?!
P.S this is a budgerigar and not a normal Parakeet (sometime a confusion between UK and US)