This is my first post on this forum, i'm not quite sure if it is even active any more.
I have had a budgie name "Paul" for the last year and a half. When we got him we tried to train him but he just seemed very aggressive. We purchased him from a farmers market (no clue of his age), with his brother and father. We sold his father as he was sick and old and we knew we weren't able to take care of him. About 1 year into owning him his brother passed away due to shock from a storm (was inside, must have been frightened to death )
We have tried multiple times to train Paul but he just does not like hands in his cage, we tried leaving our hands outside his cage with treats, but he would still fly to the other end of the cage and stay as far away as possible.
I'm not quite sure if this would play a part in it but he has had mites for the last 4 months, they aren't very big or anything and they don't seem to bother him. We have changed his cage a few times, insuring it is clean with brand new toys, and we are planning on buying mite treatment but we aren't quite sure how we will get it on him as he hates being touched.
Any help would be appreciated.