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I'm bringing a new budgie into the family today but he will be in a separate cage from the other three. I really want to tame him and get him used to humans but I'm not sure if I should let him interact with the others or not? The other three aren't tame or used to being handled so would it be a problem with the training of the new one if I let him interact or should I wait until he is tame? Or I was also thinking to train him while on quarantine and then let him interact? But if he is tame and the others aren't will he become untamed then? Should I put the cages in different parts of the room so they can just hear one another? Sorry for all the questions.. I'm a little bit confused.

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You should put the cage in another room for proper quarantine, then see the threads on quarantine.

 

You should begin training him whilst he is in quarantine.

 

You will lose some of the training when he mixes with other birds, that is guaranteed to happen. He will retain some, but a bird that is part of a flock will generally be less tame than a bird that is on its own, if both have the same training and the flock is not tamed.

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You should put the cage in another room for proper quarantine, then see the threads on quarantine.

 

You should begin training him whilst he is in quarantine.

 

You will lose some of the training when he mixes with other birds, that is guaranteed to happen. He will retain some, but a bird that is part of a flock will generally be less tame than a bird that is on its own, if both have the same training and the flock is not tamed.

 

 

Thank You :)

This really helps alot. okay, but what if I wanted to breed him in the future when he is already tame.. would he lose some of his training as well while he is with the hen?

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I am not sure. My Cock wasn't as tame once he got a Hen, so I figure that would be right!

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The best success is when the 1st bird is tamed and then you add birds, even with a 30 day quarantine and working on taming it takes longer to really create a lasting bond with a budgie. I don't mean to be a party pooper but I think you will find he will become untamed quickly and he may not be as shy as the others but won't be as tamed as you may want.

 

How tame are you looking for?

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The best success is when the 1st bird is tamed and then you add birds, even with a 30 day quarantine and working on taming it takes longer to really create a lasting bond with a budgie. I don't mean to be a party pooper but I think you will find he will become untamed quickly and he may not be as shy as the others but won't be as tamed as you may want.

 

How tame are you looking for?

 

 

Just tame enough to be handled without having him freak out every time I put my hand in the cage.

The other three don't freak out anymore.. they seem to realize that my hands in the cage are only a part of the proccess of getting food.

Its really the babies I want to work with once my flock is ready to breed next year.

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I have a hen and a cock that where really tame and then I put them down to breed, they still every now and then want a cuddle and she is not that big on getting out of the nest box when I check but they are no where near as tame now. However I love the fact that I can pretty much do anything with the box and they just ignore me when other birds I have get really flighty when I put my hand in the box to change the feed or water.

 

Try and tame him down now and see how you go with the entire flock, even if you just get them eating out of your hand it will make a huge difference when you go to breed with them

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I have a hen and a cock that where really tame and then I put them down to breed, they still every now and then want a cuddle and she is not that big on getting out of the nest box when I check but they are no where near as tame now. However I love the fact that I can pretty much do anything with the box and they just ignore me when other birds I have get really flighty when I put my hand in the box to change the feed or water.

 

Try and tame him down now and see how you go with the entire flock, even if you just get them eating out of your hand it will make a huge difference when you go to breed with them

 

I had a hen killed in the aviary and hand reared the chicks from 3 weeks.

They are in the cage with the father and are 9 months old now.

They still come quite easily to my hand and seem to like being on me.

Dad was an aviary bird and was fairly young when I got him.

He sometimes comes to my hand now.

 

Ps It i s realvlvyc dif ficult with a lorikeet bashing at the keyvb oard.

 

,,,,,,jj j j jjjjj

 

That was rain bow.,

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Ps It i s realvlvyc dif ficult with a lorikeet bashing at the keyvb oard.

 

,,,,,,jj j j jjjjj

 

That was rain bow

 

I know what you mean, I just had to chase my quaker off my keyboard to type and to browse I have to tuck it away so she's not walking all over it.

 

I have babies I have handled a lot in nests, that still come and sit on me as adults in the aviary. I wouldnt call them exactly tame, but I can have "thumb fights" with them and bring them over to my face to make silly noises at them and they dont mind. One has just finished breeding and he became flighty in the breeding cage, but another is in breeding and he still hops on my hand with some gentle encouragement :wub:

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