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Hi there, my babies are 5 weeks this week and are very tame right now as I have been handling them daily. However, when they leave the nest, which is now, the dad warns them when I come near and they become afraid of me from then on. They seem to be eating millet right now when I hold them. Do you think I can remove them from the cage and put them in another cage with soft foods for them?
 

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I think you can, they are out of the nestbox right? If you think they are eating enought. If in doubt then watch them closely.
 

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Thanks Patty. I have removed them now and trimmed their wings as it seems that all they have on their minds is to fly to their parents cage. The middle baby was very concerned about his baby brother and when I put him also in the babies' cage, he went right to his little brother and preened him. This was quite something to see-soooo cute! What do you recommend I do now to keep them tame?
 

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Handle them as much as you can :thumbsup: That's really the best way to keep budgies tame. IF they continue to be untame or nippy, the next step would be to separate them, but that's never fun I always felt bad doing that at the pet shop
 

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Thanks Jenny, I have been handling them, but they still want to fly away on me. Will they settle down do you think? When they're tired, they sir in my hand no problem. They will climb onto my hand however, especially the youngest one, but I think it's only because they know they can fly off if I take them out. The oldest one is the nippy one and he doesn't seem to eat very much. I am a little worried about him. Anyway I think I'll hand feed the babies next time so I won't have such a hard time keeping them tame. What do you think?
 

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It's hard to say with certainty, but some will calm and be tame, some might not. I hope they calm down and settle with you. Baby budgies tend to be full of energy and don't want to sit still, so I hope that's why they're flighty on you
 

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You're right Jenny they are flighty, but they love to sit on my hand if my hand is in the cage. I believe they're so smart that they know my hand is their way out of the cage-lol.
My baby tiels that I hand feed, get flighty at age 5 weeks too, but then they calm right down. I hope the budgies will do the same.
 
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