Hey, guys I'm a new member of the forum (joined a week or two ago)!
I need some help. About two weeks ago I got my first budgie and I was so excited. The first two days he was so scared about the fact that we moved him from the pet store to a new home. But later he started to trust me. Well.... now about the problem. I also have a sister, she is 12 years old, and just like me she was excited about the new member of the family and two weeks after I got my pet asked our parents to let her buy a budgie for herself. But... they said she has to grow up and become more responsible, AND THEN she can get a budgie. My sister didn't like the answer and for no reason she went close to the cage of my budgie and SCARED him!
Now the budgie doesn't even trust me again. What should I do? I'll try to start the "taming" process again if I have to. I'm a patient person and I'll give everything to make my budgie feel comfortable.
(Sorry if my English is bad.... I'm still learning)
All you can do is go back to the basics and start again. It might take longer because of this setback, but stay patient, be persistent and persevere. Try to allow your sister to interact with your budgie under your supervision so that she learns what to do and what not to do. Don't stare at your bird, but instead break up your predator look by blinking, winking, turning your head so you watch him with only one eye, watching him with your eyelids lowered. Anything that stops that double-eyed, forward facing predator look. Stay calm, talk quietly and when you leave the bird on his own, put the radio on for him.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.