As pet owners, we provide our pets with food, water, shelter, attention, and care. In return, all we ask for is their love, affection, and loyalty.
If you want your budgie to love you, give her the right amount of attention and space, and in no time she will be ruffling her feathers in delight anytime you walk into the room.
Make your budgie feel very comfortable in your home. Your budgie is not able to develop a good relationship with you if she feels unsafe. One thing to note is that a budgie’s safe haven is her cage, so if she feels insecure she will stay there.
You should keep her cage in a room where you and your family spend a lot of quality time, but also where she can get her rest at night. Budgies need entertainment but sleep as well. They need approximately 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night and must be sheltered from drafts and sudden noises.
Establish a connection of trust between you and your feathery companion. Now that she feels at ease in and out of her cage, you can work on building her trust in you. Always approach your budgie very calmly and speak to her in a soothing tone, like you would to a baby.
Remaining calm around her will allow her to see you as a friend and not a threat. You should note to never grab your bird, instead, let her come to you when she’s ready to be handled. This helps build trust between you and her and helps train your budgie.
This next step is essential. Make sure you spend enough time with your budgie. Quantity is just as important as quality when you’re devoting time to your bird. In nature budgies live in flocks, so it’s even more important to spend one-on-one time with her if she’s the only bird in the home.
Budgies need at least an hour a day of your direct attention at the minimum. It doesn’t have to be all at once, you can spread it over a few short sessions. She will also appreciate just being around you and your family throughout the day.
Handle your budgie with extreme care. Pet her softly and give her occasional treats from your hand to develop your affectionate bond.
Budgies like being scratched on their heads and under their wings.
They love receiving affection from their owners, and it’s an unlimited resource so why not give it away generously?!
Tame your budgie. Taming a bird means training her to the point where she can follow some basic commands and can be loose in your home without destroying your possessions or doing her business outside the cage.
If your budgie is tamed, she’ll be able to spend even more time with you, and will be happy that she’s allowed to roam free. Also, the time spent with your budgie doing this amount of training will establish a strong and lasting bond. Not to mention that letting her roam free is the biggest sign of trust between the two of you!
If you follow these simple tips, then your budgie will be loving you in no time!
It’s all about quality time and building a bond that can last a lifetime. Remember, think of your budgie as a friend, not just a bird, because this mindset is what leads to a healthy relationship with both you and your kids.