Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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:

11 responses to “Unconventional taming method

  1. featheredfiends 6 November 2012 at 09:11

    What a sweetie. But I think he wants to mate with your hand. Wont be long before the “wiggle” comes into play!


  2. rosebudgie 6 November 2012 at 09:29

    Does he do ‘girly’ (i.e. very ferocious!) bites like Ian does?


  3. avianstudent 7 November 2012 at 21:01

    Phineas is too cute! I would never dare do that with Mishka or Ptak… both have already proven that they know just which joints are most painful.


    • onesweetiepea 13 November 2012 at 01:15

      They probably worked out that the most painful places elicit a lovely loud yell. 🙂 I try & keep my screams all at the same level so Phineas doesn’t know which bits are the most painful. 😀


  4. Samwise 8 November 2012 at 23:31

    Phineas is a dream! He has really got a taste for fingers tho! 🙂


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