by Tyler Puorro
About trimming the wings, If I can find a good breeder I will do it, but out of curiosity, is it a psychological thing, or is it that they just can't fly? If it is the latter, then I don't think I quite need to trim the budgie's wings just yet, because I really don't take it out of the cage. However, 2 days ago, my budgie was in a very great mood. It would jump right to the perch closest to me, and it seemed like it wanted to go out. I tried bringing it to another room(a room without cats), but it didn't want to come out.
My little sister, against my objections, got the budgie on her finger and quickly brought it out. It flew back to its cage before my sister brought it out of reach(the budgie can't fly very well yet) of its cage. Once I was able to get the budgie back in the cage, I brought it back to its usual spot, and after a while, just to see if I could, I tried again. I got it out of the cage, but it flew right back to it, so I let it back in.
How should I get our budgie out of its cage? Also, I tried petting it while it was eating millet. At first, it was fine, but after a couple different sessions, when I touch the edge of its wing, it walked away from my finger, and whenever I touched it in any way(other than it sitting on my other finger), it brought its wings out a little and its wings started shaking a little. I stopped because I don't want to scare the poor thing, but I want to know if I can continue these sessions without scaring the little fellow.
Also, I've read that there are a couple of spots on parrots where you shouldn't pet because it may be "stimulating". I would like to know where this spot is so I can avoid it. Also, on the night of the budgie's good mood, about every other time it was on my finger, it started biting parts of my hand, even though it could've gone on another perch. It seemed like the fellow just wanted to bite me for the fun of it. What happened? Thank you once again,