Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Daily Archives: 5 November 2012

Unconventional taming method

Phineas has always been a bit wary & suspicious of me.  If I was very careful & very slow, he would eat millet from my hand… sometimes.  Since joining the toyboys in the same room he has relaxed a lot more.  When I put my finger between the bars of the cage he stopped running away & gradually plucked up courage to peck.  He found he really liked biting & chewing this soft, wriggly thing!

I decided to work on his liking for chewing fingers as the millet did not seem enough to tempt him.  I started putting my hand in the cage & twiddling my fingers enticingly.  He soon discovered that a hand can be fun – fingers to chew & bite, fingernails to talk to & a nice bouncy surface.  We would have bonding, biting sessions!

I would not recommend this method to others but it works quite well for me as my leathery fingers have already been toughened up by Pudding bites.  😀

Here is Phinny in action: