Budgies tricks

Budgies tricks

Budgies tricks: Parakeets are very intelligent animals and if you have one, you’ll probably want to educate her to be your friend. The first step is to train it, that is, educate it so that it perches comfortably on your finger. Once your budgie has been fully trained to land on your finger, you will be able to carry it more easily and play with it outside its cage. To accomplish this task, you will need to create a comfortable environment for your budgie, and then you will have to slowly train him to trust your hand.

Create a comfortable environment

All you need to know about creating a comfortable environment for your budgies

Install your budgie in a cage of sufficient size

When you bring your budgie home from the pet store, you’ll probably be given a box to carry it on. This box will do the trick for the time of the return trip, but it should certainly not be used as permanent housing. Your budgie needs enough space to live and avoid getting bored. This means that she will need several places to perch, so she can watch you while you complete your daily tasks.

  • When transferring your budgie to its new cage, be sure to open the cage door and put the box right at the edge of the cage door. Do not put your hand inside and do not try to force the bird out. It would be better for the bird to come out on its own.
  • Patience is key to getting your bird into the cage. If you shake the box and tilt it, you will only scare the bird. Because of this, the bird will want to hide even more at the bottom of the box.

Place your budgie in a room with light

A good environment is essential for your budgie to have a healthy life. Do not put your budgie in a dark and quiet room. If your room is bright and you play with your budgie, it will feel comfortable. Make sure the cage is horizontal and in an area with enough circulation, but not too much.

Talk to your budgie

 Before you even start training, you’ll want your budgie to be used to your voice. Speak while keeping your voice at a moderate level, in a normal tone. Talk to your bird about whatever you want, make sure you just talk to it. She will hear your voice and she will want to look for the source of that sound. Only once she is no longer surprised by your voice and your physical presence outside her cage can you begin training.

  • This is also the first step in learning how to talk to your budgie. Choose the language you want your budgie to repeat.

Provide enough food and water

You should change your parakeet’s food and water daily. Birds can be very demanding of their food and water, just like humans. They might perceive that something has been soiled and they might refuse to touch it.

  • Food: Make sure you place at least one tablespoon of seeds in the budgie’s feeder every day. Your budgie will eat the seeds, but she will leave the shells and leftover seeds in or next to her feeder while she eats. Many new budgie owners mistake waste for fresh seeds, and they don’t feed their budgies as often. Change his food every day to avoid this problem.
  • Water: fill your bowl with water every day. Tap water will do. Do not add vitamins or medications if you can do without them. Some budgies will refuse to drink this water if they smell the taste of the drugs.

Provide a shallow water pool separately for bathing

The water should not be more than three to four centimeters deep. Your bird will bathe on its own. It does not need to be bathed by its owner. Every two or three days, replace the bath water. If your bird feels comfortable outside its cage, you can purchase a bird pool that attaches to the outside of the cage.

Change the paper at the bottom of your budgie’s cage

 There are many different products that have been designed to be put at the bottom of a budgie’s cage, but most of them are actually dangerous for budgies. Cedar chips contain toxins that can affect your bird’s digestive tract. Pine chips can be ingested by your budgie and can also cause digestive problems. Cat litter absorbs moisture and if ingested, it can cause serious problems. Stick to paper products. You can buy paper designed for budgie cages or you can simply use unscented paper towels or unprinted newspaper.

  • Inspect your budgie’s cage daily for excess fecal matter. You should change its cage bottom every other day.

Give your budgie fun toys

Budgies toys come in all shapes, textures, sizes, smells and colors. Some of them even make noise. The more different and varied toys you give your budgie, the happier she will be. Your budgie needs to be stimulated to be happy. Don’t let your budgie get bored. In the long run, the happier your budgie, the easier it will be to train him.

Building trust with your hand

All you need to know about building trust with your hand

Put your hand in your bird’s cage several times a day

Do this many times. Make sure you insert your hand slowly and in a way that is not threatening. Do not wave your hand for no reason. Do not shake the cage or hit your bird. Your goal is to show your bird that your hand is not going to hurt it and that it can trust it.

  • Most budgies will flit or pia. However, stay still so she can find out that nothing will happen at this point

Put a treat in your hand

 Once your bird has gotten used to the presence of your hand in its space, a treat will tell your bird to value your hand. Your hand should appear as a safe place and even as a beneficial element of its space. The ideal treatment will consist of grain or seeds. It should be big enough for your bird to recognize, but small enough for your bird to take from your hand.

Present a perch to your budgie

 Perches come in many formats. Most look like wooden pegs. Some are made of metal. They come in all sizes. You need to choose a perch that, starting from your hand, extends for 8-10 centimeters. The goal of this step is to get your bird used to perching near your hand. The ankle will eventually be replaced by your fingers.

Gently push the chest of your budgie

This will be the physical signal that will tell your budgie to climb the perch. Make sure you don’t push your budgie too suddenly. If you do, your budgie will associate the perch and your hand (or presence) in a negative way.

Say “Monte, monte, monte” followed by the name of your budgie

 Let’s say your budgie’s name is Nugget. You can say “Go up, go up, ride Nugget” while pushing his chest. This will add an auditory signal that your bird will have to learn. Eventually, you’ll be able to get your budgie to climb on your finger with one signal or the other.

Give your budgie a lot of praise when she climbs the perch

This includes gentle caresses on the back of her head or extra treats. In this regard, budgies are like dogs and cats. They need a positive reward to learn the trick. Some budgies do not like to be petted. If your budgie is one of them, stick to the treats. Make sure you choose treats that are made of natural seeds, vegetables, and grains. Each budgie is different and will prefer different treats. Experiment and discover what your budgie likes most.

Move your finger closer to the tip of the ankle

 Place your ankle and finger near his paws. When your budgie starts to climb on your finger instead of the perch, you can get rid of the perch completely.

  • Make sure you keep your finger straight as if the perch were still under your finger. Your budgie must feel safe and on stable support at all times or she will be afraid of the finger and she will avoid it out of caution

Take the budgie out of its cage while it is perched on your finger

 Remember that she spent a lot of time inside the cage and will naturally be frightened. This may take a few days.

  • Keep doors and windows closed so your bird doesn’t escape.

Have friends and family train your budgie the same way

This is the only way for your budgie to feel comfortable with his human family.

Allow your bird to sit on other parts of your body

 Only once she feels comfortable on your finger, you can give her the opportunity to explore other parts of your body. This includes the head, knee, shoulder, and arm. You can train him to sit anywhere as long as you really take all your time, so your bird feels safe.

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