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Butch's first time out!

..and probably last time out too....

for those who dont know butch~~~ he was a rescue bird who i could never tame. after his shelter friend lenny died in march '13, his little bit of training was lost. he is scared of people and is mentally scared when handled (which occurred for 10 days to give him meds). he is untamable and loves birds and not people. he pants when is he scared or nervous. i just want him to come out wild eventually (and every day),but i dont know if that will work out because grabbing him is the only way to take him out ~~~

but anyways! yesterday butch came out for the first time to "play" with leon. I decided it was time to clip his one flight feather and place him on the tree. After being a pro at catching him for meds, i tried to catch him again, in which he flew out on to my bed and flapped around until i caught him and clipped him. Then i placed him on the tree with leon. They sang for a while and he seemed happy, though eon got a little over whelming at times for him. leon got a little too close to him and butch was on the edge so i was going to move him but they both flew to the floor. i got leon on my finger but butch was just so scared and didnt want to move i eventually got him on a perch (which i was surprised at how fast he got on) and i put them on the tree again. i gave leon his other favorite toy to play with while butch processed what happened he was all skinny and panting like he always does when he is scared, but he didnt stop so i put hi cage up to the tree and made him go back.

he still likes singing to leon when he is in his cage. but when i take him away to put leon on the tree, butch starts panting again :-/ i want to take him out again, but i feel bad grabbing him, and he won't come out on his own, even if his big door is open and leon is on the other end of a long perch (which i tried this morning). and leon seems to be a little aggressive with the singing at times.


this is one corner of my room with my tree (and the nearly invisible shower curtain square under it!) and the 2 hanging cages and leons cage on the table. butch is now kept on the left hook and the spare cage is above leon's cage.


and this is the other corner with my fishies and newt tank... and the mirror that butch crash landed above and landed behind my dresser last time he got out)


ok, now for the pics!! even though it looks like the are killing each other in some of them, they were actually singing to each other and tapping beaks and "feeding" (?) each other









and now for the video butch does love leon, but you can see how leon is a little 'aggressive' with his singing.
and i still think butch has some english budgie in him!!!!

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Cute photos! I'm sure they will be best buds

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butch came out twice today the first time i grabbed him and the second time i used a perch and once he got on i put my other hand at the other end to he didnt go back. at the second time, eventually he and leon did their own things. when he was alone and i didnt bother him, he was preening, but when i moved he started panting a little. when leon was out he finally started looking and playing with his toys and not overwhelming butch. butch butch went closer to leon to see what he was doing and found a little interest in my DIY hay cube. leon eventually moved to another perch and they were just sitting and resting, butch started eating from the seed block that was between them and leon tried to tap beaks and wanted to sing. i will continue to take butch out but i hope i am doing more good than harm seeming that i am worried about them spreading things to each other

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picture over load

singing


butch all alone in the tree...


panting because i came near




playing with each others beaks


this should be a picture in a year book! :P


butch panting and leon playing with the purple mirror


butch seeing what leon was doing, then he played with the hay cube a little


leon being a little egg





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Both are very pretty budgies.

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thanks i took butch out 3 times yesterday and the 3rd time leon paid no attention to him and he didnt know if he likes it or not. i am not sure if i will take him out, or leave him in for a day or two...

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Can you just open the door to the cage and let him decide to come out or not?

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I agree. Let him decide if he wants to come out or not. And they are both stunning, by the way!




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(abby- i keep wanting to tell you that your avatar pic is so heart warming )

and butch would NEVER come out on his own which is why i want to take him out and enjoy being outside and with leon rather than locked up all day once he has been out for a while, i have even tried putting his cage against the tree for him to jump back in so i dont have to use the perch, but he is even scared to go back and i do have to used the perch :/

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Thank you for the beautiful pictures, your budgies are too cute!
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