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My Budgie Is Afraid Of My Hand

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So i am able to leave my hand in the cage and Cricket is fine. I am also able to hold millet and he eats from it, but as soon as my hand gets too close he gets scared and flys/wanders away.

 

Does anyone have any tips for me?

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So i am able to leave my hand in the cage and Cricket is fine. I am also able to hold millet and he eats from it, but as soon as my hand gets too close he gets scared and flys/wanders away.

 

Does anyone have any tips for me?

 

Hello. Click onto the post bellow. I've just spent a few hrs writing this new edition.

I'm sure it can help & answer all your questions. B.J.

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index.php?showtopic=32044

Edited by Bird Junky

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How long have you had Cricket for? I am having the same issue with my new bubba too but I have only had him for 6 days. It takes time :-) To them we must seem like such giants ;-)

Great link by the way BJ, some good advice there :-)

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So you and I are in the same boat :-)

Exciting to have a new bubba but sometimes also a bit frustrating, right ;-)

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yes I agree. It's hard cus you know your intentions are good and you just want you bird to know that.

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So i am able to leave my hand in the cage and Cricket is fine. I am also able to hold millet and he eats from it, but as soon as my hand gets too close he gets scared and flys/wanders away.

 

Does anyone have any tips for me?

 

(This is mentioned in BJ's link) Once the bird gets comfortable eating the millet from your hand, the next step is to hold your hand a little further away from him so he has to stretch or put his foot on your hand to get at the millet.

 

Then progress to making him fly to your hand to get any. That way, he is coming to you, and you don't have to move your hand towards him. Eventually he will get so used to this, that when you do move towards him, he won't mind.

 

So, it's been a few weeks since you wrote this. How's his progress coming along?

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