the other are coming along slowly… baby bird isn't crazy about the perch (she love talking though!), Bobby is coming along slowly, and I'm lucky if bowie just eats millet from me
they will come out eventually- if i could train butch, a parakeet who is scared of people and has no trust, only put one foot on the perch in training ANd untamed himself after lenny died, then i think i can train the others
how do i get them to stay on the tree?
well, they started off like Pickles- clipped. they did have the moments where they fell (i feel bad when that happens). leon grew back his feathers quicker than older butch. they always stayed on the tree. butch started to grow back his wings after a while and had zero confidence when flying (i think his fatty tumor weighed him down some) and so he never really flew much. leon eventually started flying from one branch to another and onto the window gym. butch recently with in the past month or two, started to fly more. they both have partial clips, they have the 2 outer flights and are missing the 2-3 inner ones. it allows them to fly, but not as good as full wings. now that they have gotten used to flying from the window gym and the trees, they sometimes fly a loop around my room and land on the tree. leon, the little bad egg, sometimes flies to the other cages to say 'hi' and butch follows. so they don't always stay on the tree, but 98% of the time they stay on it, which is why i can leave the room. i check on them every few minutes, but they are good about staying. if they aren't there, they are on the other cages
i have had them out there so much that i can usually tell where they are and what they are doing by the sounds (the window gym taps on the window when they are jumping on it), their singing, the sound of them flying (i can tell if they are flying to another part of the tree, making a loop, or going to another cage), or by the time of day because they have a schedule of where they are on the tree during the day. when they first come out, they are on the small tree and window gym, then on the big tree, then they sit in the back of the big tree and rest, then the hanging tree and small tree, and then its time to go back when it get late. you could say i know all my birds very well