I let my budgies out for exercise and play time as soon as I get home from work. They start chirping as soon as I come in because they know it's time for fun. For the past month or so, I've been hand feeding them treats (pellets, carrots, sprouts, scrambled eggs) and that has really deepened our bonds. One of my breeding hens, Eli, was never very friendly...in fact, she was mean and a biter....but over the past couple of months, she has really turned around and has greatly benefited from the bonding time. She eats her favorite treats from my fingers and rarely bites now. I didn't think she would ever get tame or friendly, but she really does like me and trust me now. She still doesn't want anyone else to handle her, but she and I have a good understanding.