I have been trying to get Juniper to eat cucumber. I've been giving it to him with millet, but he just eats the millet. When I give it to him by it's self, he won't eat it. How can I give it to him in a way that will make him eat it?
By the way, Juniper is doing well with step up. He's beginning to associate my finger under his beak with step up. He hasn't quite gotten the word yet though.
Post by xxmysticmoonxx on Apr 22, 2008 0:18:10 GMT
I have a budgie, she's not mine she is my mothers. My mother dosnt like to handle birds much so she left the training up to me. I had budgies growing up but i never had good luck with them as far as getting them tame to the point they show no signs of fear with me. Charlotte i been working with a couple months..and she does step up and steps down, sits on shoulder, i take her into the shower with me sometimes but she has this nervousnessa bout her, she hates it when i try to get her out of the cage, and lately shes been biting me HARD! she bit my lip last night. Are budgies hard to tame? Im not having ANY of these problems with my Meyers parrot. She dosnt seem to like human contact she always flys back to her cage every opporutnity. Any advice would be helpful.
I have a problem. Juniper hasn't been going on my finger, going out of the cage, or even letting me put my finger through the side of the cage. I've noticed he has little spurts of liking me and not liking me. He has been having a pretty long spurt of not liking me. I do a lot with training him and cleaning his cage, and generally spending time with him. He rarely shows affection, and hasn't been having any progress at all with training, and he's 6 months old.
I have school, and activities, so I can't be with Juniper all of the time. I don't know if he's mad at me for me not playing with me enough or if he just doesn't like me. he wasn't hand fed, so I got him pretty much totally frightened of humans. Is it too late to train him now that he's already had his fist molt, and nearing 6 and a half months of age? Should I give him to someone who has a lot of other budgies he can play with and get a more affectionate bird, like a cockatiel, or should I stick it out and keep on trying to tame him?
Not all birds will tame down, no matter how much time you spend if he's one of those birds then all you can do is be there in case he changes his attitude. You can't force a bird to be tame. However, in saying that, I reckon you should stick at it. At 6 months old he is well into puberty and like human children going through puberty, their parents just want to pull their hair our in frustration. He'll be okay Blaine, just ignore his moodiness, don't change your routine with him - birds like routine.
xxmysticmoonxx your girl could also be going through puberty. Female budgies are not really easy to tame. It can be done but it is VERY hard work - unless you are lucky like I was with my girl.
Boris my girl is 3 on 1st June, she wasn't handraised and I didn't tame her, she tamed herself (& me):
Thanks! He's also been getting really annoyed when I change his cage. I think he's just one of those birds who doesn't like anything to change. Hopefully, with a little more effort, Junie will be tamed.
Not good. he hasn't been progressing a single bit, I think he may even be going down. he won't even let me stick my fingers through the bars any more.
I really want Junie to be happy, and I really don't think he's happy at my house. I think he'd personally like being with more birds. My mom and I have agreed that if he hasn't shown any signs of improvement by , (your winter) summer, we're giving him up to someone with more bids he can play with.
I would like another bird if I give Junie up, but I'd have to look into hand fed. Training is much harder than I expected.
You are right Blaine, training is very hard and requires alot of patience. If you do find yourself having to get another bird then don't get one from a pet store except as a last resort. Look for a breeder who either handraises their birds, or get a baby 6 weeks old - pretty much as soon as it leaves the nest and is eating by itself.
I don't think parakeets are right for me. If I wind up getting a different bird, what breed would I get? I need something that will fit in my current cage, about 22x22x23. I also need something that wouldn't make too much noise. A bit more than budgies would be fine, but nothing louder. I need something in my price range. Nothing over say.. $75 in America from the average breeder. I also need something that likes being held, a lot. I mean, not something that needs constant attention. I can give say.. 1-2 hours a day, sometimes more, depending on the day. Something that can be let out of their cage and just kind of hang around my room by my desk or something for a while. Some thing that takes about as much care as Juniper.
Is there any bird for me like that? Anything close? I could probably stretch out the $75 to $100, but nothing more.