Hand Training a Parakeet - How To Tame a Budgie

Hello! I have two parakeets, one male and one female. They are both finger trained and I would like to start letting them out. Right now their wings are clipped, so I want to train them so I won't have to train them when they can fly away. But even now, I'm afraid they will wreak havoc and fly away like crazy! Please help!

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You MUST have your parakeet hand trained before you can bring her out of the cage. There are SO many emergency situations that can arise that require you getting your keet into its cage quickly for safety. A fire could break out, someone could put a teflon pan on the stove, someone could open the doors so there is a clear path to the outside world. You need to get your parakeet on your hand and into the cage. Be sure to before attempting this next step.

of How to Hand Train a Parakeet was reviewed by on April 17, 2017.

How to Turn A Wild, Screaming, Unruly Parakeet Into A Loving, Friendly, Trick-Trained Pet In general, female parakeets and parakeets who spend less time with humans than birds are less likely to talk. They still have the capacity to learn, but training them is more difficult. Since parakeets imitate the sounds of their environment, the easiest birds to train are hand-raised, young parakeets who only live with people. Such birds are used to human speech and will at least try to sound human, even if they can only mumble incoherently.

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Before you can finger-perch train your parakeet, your parakeet MUST be comfortable getting "up" onto a moving perch that you push against her. Be sure to before you move on to this step.

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If you have already gotten a budgie used to your home, it's time to now start hand-training it. You can't let a parakeet out to fly around the room until it understands that your hand is safe, and that your finger is a perch it should hop onto when you say "up" (or another command you choose).So start your training simply with your hand. Your hand goes into the cage every single day to change the food and water. Do this very slowly and calmly, talking to your parakeet in a soft voice. Maybe put on soothing music when it is time for you to put your hand in the cage.
However, let's say you had to buy your parakeet from a local pet store and is very skittish. You have to train it to realize that you are a friend and to be trusted. Follow the step by step instructions below, and in a few weeks or less (depending on your bird) you will have a parakeet that will be your loving companion. TRY NOT TO SKIP A STEP. Be sure to fully complete with a step before moving on to the next. This is very important in having this training work properly!
Note again that this probably won't happen on the first time! Your parakeet may sit there afraid, not willing to step on the perch, or scoot away. Your parakeet may even put one foot onto it but not be willing to "commit" both feet. Again, this is a training process. Keep trying each day until your bird learns this is not scary and is willing to put both feet onto the perch.