Hi Pat, I have the same problem. Only had the 2 budgie brothers for 3 weeks (about 4 months old) and every day I put my hand in the cage, with and without food a few times for 10 minutes. Thought I had a break through yesterday when one perched next to my hand to eat. Today, both are avoiding my hand and food and going to the other side of the cage. I knew it would take a while to tame them, but wonder why there is no progress with one and just a little with the other. All advice is appreciated.