Raising and taming any pet is a long and painstaking process. Especially if you took it as an adult. Therefore, when taming an adult budgerigar, you do not need to tune in to an instant effect - most likely, it will take several weeks before a new family member begins to trust you. But with the desire and patience, it is possible to tame a budgerigar of any age.
Moving to a new place of residence It should be remembered that moving to an unfamiliar place and changing ownership is a great stress for an adult budgerigar. Therefore, after bringing the bird home, give the parrot the opportunity to independently move from the carrier to a new cage. At the same time, be very careful and make sure that the parrot does not flutter into the room. Do not touch the bird with your hands - amid stress this can cause persistent negative attitudes towards you. Lock the cage and give the parrot a chance to come to his senses and inspect his new home. Leave the parrot alone in the room and try not to disturb him during the day. Do not be alarmed if on the first day the parrot will sit motionless and will not react to anything - this is quite acceptable.
First week in your new home Set the cage at eye level. During the first week, approach the budgerigar cage only when needed. But at the same time, while going about your business, try so that the new tenant can observe you and get used to your appearance. Do not allow children and other family members to approach the cage, and even more so, touch the bird with your hands. When changing food and water, try not to make sudden movements. Talk to your parrot in a soothing, gentle tone, and say his name more often. It is not recommended to clean the cage during the first week of a parrot in your home. Try to make the cage the quietest and safest place for your parrot in your apartment.
Start Taming Your Parrot At the beginning of the second week, you can start taming your bird. Remove the food trough in the evening. In the morning, when your pet gets hungry, wash your hands thoroughly in running water, sprinkle some food on your hand and gently place your palm in the parrot's cage. It should be noted that parrots do not like pungent odors and are reluctant to go to hand if it smells of cigarettes or perfumery. Make sure that all your movements are slow and smooth, otherwise the bird may be frightened. Wait until the parrot picks up all the food from your palm. Then put the feeder back in place. Repeat this exercise daily, making sure the bird takes food from the palm of your hand calmly and without fear. Make the task more difficult - move your palm with food in such a way that the parrot is forced to sit on your hand. After a while, invite him to sit on your finger. A budgerigar who calmly sits on his hand can be let fly around the apartment. Before you release the bird, do not forget to take safety measures - close the balcony doors and vents, curtain the windows and cover the mirrors. Don't let your parrot sit on sofas, armchairs, or the floor; after a month, the parrot's cage can be kept open.