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This website has been so helpful to me and first of all I'd like to say a big thankyou to everyone.

 

I used to have two budgies but very sadly one escaped a few months ago which left me with one budgie, Roy, who I've had for a year. Just over a month ago I bought a new budgie and whilst quarentining him I've been taming him which thanks to everyones tips has been going very well (especially the going into the bathroom - top tip!). He's sitting on my finger eating millet from my hand and he loves playing with the stripped millet sprays twizzling them in his beak and if I dance it round his cage he chases after it. He's had a couple of flying lessons and has returned to the cage on my finger.

 

Now I let Roy fly into his room and he lands on top of his cage and they're getting on very well which I'm so pleased about because he fought alot with the Linton(the deceased budgie )-which was usually Linton bullying Roy so I'm delighted to see them get on. Roy has free range of our little flat during the day which is very budgie safe. Roy is only just hand tame to go out of his cage in the morning and in last thing at night, he will not be touched during the day. Baby budgie is so good when Roy is quiet but if he starts calling him you can imagine! He totally loses concentration of what we were doing and tries to get to Roy and gets very panicy - its like he's a different budgie. He starts doing that 'your trying to kill me' thing - aaarrgghh so frustrating! Is there anyway of stopping it other tha sound proofing a room!!

 

My concern is that as soon as I let the new budgie out with Roy (as was the plan for him to be company for Roy) I'll lose him forever - no more playtimes, no chance of learning tricks nothing - and I'm so keen to interact more with the new budgie because he seems keen and is very playful. I love seeing you guys pictures of your budgies sat on you and just hanging out and I'd love to have that bond with him like that. At the same time I feel mean having him still in a cage while Roy has his wonderful free range life. What are my options? Is it impossible for the new budgie to love both me and Roy? How can I stop Roy teaching the baby bad habits and unlearing all I've taught him. Do you guys work really hard to have tame budgies or does it just happen?

 

Sorry to be so long winded and waffly - hope I've explained the situation enough.

 

I'm so interested to know what you think - this is the best budgie advice site hands down

 

love to you and all your wonderful budgies

 

xx

 

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Guest Julie

Hello! This is a really difficult question to answer. My first suggestion is to do a search on the subject as I know it's been asked before.(On here).

 

Budgies do seem to differ in this so it's very much pot luck.

If you can't find it in a search let us know!

Julie

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Guest eterri

I'm glad things are going so well, it sounds like you've done a wonderful job with the new budgie.

 

I used to have the same worries about my budgie losing her tameness once I got her a friend and it's hard to predict what will happen. The best thing you can do is make sure that you continue to spend as much one on one time with him as possible. It may help if he only gets treats by going to you for them. Budgies often do feed off each other's fears but if you continue to reward him for going to you I don't think you'll lose him as a friend. The relationship might very well change but if you keep working with him and handling him I don't think he'll treat you like a stranger.

 

It really is difficult to know what's going to happen once he bonds with Roy but I've found that it's really rewarding to see budgies interacting with each other and being happy. It's even cooler when they stop by your chair or desk to visit with you. That's when you know they accept you as part of their flock and it's a great feeling!

 

Will you be keeping them in separate cages at night and when they aren't out flying? That might also help in keeping the new budgie bonded to you.

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Guest budgiemother

thanks etteri thats very reassuring :P

I've read alot of the the mails here and I haven't yet found a similar problem thats been discussed - not sure what my keywords would be! Really sorry Julie if this has been discussed before, I know its very annoying when this happens. Any chance you could point me in the right direction? :P

I think your right in saying its more a matter of me not giving up once he's out. I will definitely keep them in seperate cages at night as I think Roy seems to like his own space for some 'alone time' (unless they really seem to want to be together of course).

Any other advice would be great and I'll let you know how I get on over the next few weeks. Like you say, its great seeing budgies happy together and I love seeing Roy looking so much happier with his new friend. :(Laughing out loud):

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http://www.daves-forums.co.uk/bbc/index.ph...topics&hl=&st=0

 

 

Please please please,don't apologise budgiemother! I didn't mean it in that sense,just sometimes it's good to be able to read all the information in one whole piece!

Bringing Home A New Budgie is maybe a good place to go.

I'm trying to put you a link up so this may or may not work because I'm not the brightest crayon in the box when it comes to computers!

 

Julie

 

Good Grief-I think it's worked! :P

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All you can really do is keep working with them. Try working with Roy too, if you can get him to eat from your hand you've gone a long way towards gaining his trust.

But anyway, even if he does bond with Roy and undoes his training, it would still be very rewarding seeing them happy, wouldn't it? Otherwise give Roy away and get a second new baby to tame?

Karen. :wine

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Guest budgiemother

just wanted to give u guys an update of the situation

for a few hours a day I'm now letting baby budgie out in a small room with Roy and its all going brilliantly. Armed with trusty millet baby budgie hops onto my finger even whilst he's out or if he's high up he will get onto my long peice of dowling for a lift down and to my surprise Roy now hops on to - he doesn't want to miss out on the action! I can't beleive how happy this made me.

So for anyone else reading this who's in the same situation just know that a couple of hours a day you can have tame, happy, playful budgies - its just a matter of coimmitment. It really helps having a room thats a manageble size where the budgies can't get out of your reach. I think Roy was also much better behaved than normal because he wasn't on his own territory either.

I'll let you know how we now get on with some tricks over the next few weeks

thanks a mill for all the adviice - u guys really know your stuff - your budgies are very lucky to have you!

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Guest Julie

I'm really pleased to hear that! Are you going to stay online and help us break our record?

Julie

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