So, i have recently acquired a budgie for my birthday present, two days ago. I am fourteen years old, and have been keeping reptiles since i was nine. This is my first bird, so i have a few questions.
For one, taming... what i've been doing is, putting my hand near the budgie and moving it towards it to get it to step up. he was afraid at first, and ran/flew away, but now he just inches away and then hops on my hand. i have also been offering treats, like spray millet and fruit, but it has only taken the spray millet out of my hand, and won't touch the fruit, even when left in a bowl.
Two, cage improvements the cage is about eighteen by eighteen by eighteen, and has cuttlebone, food and water bowls, a extra treat bowl, a mineral supplement, a toy, and some perches.
And three, food. I'm giving it a comercial budgie mix called kaytee fiesta max, is there any better food out there, is this one fine, or should i make my own like i did when i owned some hermit crabs (before you ask, my mom made me sell the crabs, she really didn't like them, as it was me and my dad who got them and didn't tell her.... lol last time that happens)?
The budgie is a fancy with a blue body, and white feathers with a bit of a black scaly pattern on them. I chose a male budgie that has little enough crown pattern to be sexable, but not so little that it's a guaranteed adult.
skelly98Member Since 22 Dec 2012
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