Edit: whoops, I replied in the wrong thread! I was referring to the "Human Avian Bond" article.
I'm not sure I agree with everything in the article. While I too have come across no evidence that parrots have an instinct for social hierarchy, like dogs and humans do, so dominance-based training methods are pointless, I don't understand the assertion that they can't learn from negative consequences to behaviours, like being placed back down if they use too much beak pressure or attack another bird. If they weren't intelligent enough to associate behaviours with human-implemented consequences, they couldn't learn to step up or do tricks on command either. And why would they have instincts to give warning postures, sounds and bites to defend their territory or personal space from each other, if they couldn't learn from each other's negative reactions to what they do? Am I misunderstanding something about that part?
Lazypotatofox. It would be helpful if you gave some more information , Age of your budgies, sex, etc.....also what have you been doing to try to tame them? I am sure members will come along to give you plenty of help.. Perhaps you should start a new thread ? Your question would be more easily seen.
my budgies have been with me for a month or two, but they are still scared of me. why?
My newby is too. I’ve had her for 2 months. She flits to the other side of the cage when I get near. It’s just a case of time and patience with budgies to gain their trust. Keep persevering and interacting with them.
My budgies are still scared of me sometimes. I always thought that it depended on their mood. But maybe they forget me? Maybe I should make one and the same gesture or make a certain sound when I go to their cell? Maybe so they will stop to afraid of me at all?