The most suitable food for the chick is porridge, you can add a little calcium preparation to it, which must first be crushed into powder. After 1-2 weeks, oats can be gradually added to the porridge, starting with a small amount. By the end of the 2nd week, the chicks, as a rule, get used to the person and quietly allow themselves to feed. They are no longer afraid, as in the early days, and do not refuse the proposed food. With a grown chick you need to act differently. He already knows how to eat on his own, and he does not need the help of a person in this. In this case, the person should be present near the parrot, as soon as he decides to eat. You must carefully approach the cage and sit next to it, while you can not make noise and make sudden movements. You can tell the parrot something gentle in a quiet voice. The bird feels intonation subtly, and this does not frighten it.
It is important that the first time the parrot is fed by the same person. So he will quickly get used to new conditions. After the bird begins to eat quietly in the presence of its owner, other family members will be able to feed it.
If the parrot continues to be afraid and refuses to eat when a person is near the cage, you just need to first go into the room, the next day, approach the cage closer until the bird can calmly tolerate the presence of a person.
After the budgie gets used to eating in the presence of his master, you can teach him not to be afraid of his hand. To do this, in the morning you do not need to pour food into the feeder, as usual, you should offer the bird to peck the food from the palm of your hand. You need to pour a little feed and put an open palm in the door. You should not open your fist in the cage, this will scare the bird, she should see that there is food in her hand, and not something dangerous for her.
All movements should be slow and careful. You should be patient, as the parrot will probably not work right away, but only when it is convinced that nothing threatens him. It is necessary to take out the hand after the bird itself moves away from the hand, otherwise it will not dare to approach the next time.
If the parrot continues to be afraid, instead of grains, you can offer him a twig with leaves or a spikelet. They will be a little further from the open hand, and the bird will not be so scared.
Almost all the parrots accustomed to the hand, at first, taking a seed, quickly bounce into the opposite corner of the cage. This is normal, every day the parrot will become bolder, stop bouncing and calmly peck food from his hand.
Usually after 3-4 days the parrot without fear begins to peck food from the hand of its owner. Now you can begin to gradually move your hand. Because of this, the bird will be forced to sit on the palm of its hand, otherwise it will be uncomfortable for her to peck the food.
When feeding, you need to gently talk with a parrot. He will not only calm down, but will also get used to the voice of the owner, and later he will learn to reproduce human speech more easily and quickly.
No need to try to speed things up. Addiction should go gradually. Many novice breeders make the following mistake: when a parrot already approaches the hand without fear, they can’t stand it and try to stroke it. As a result, you have to start all over again. The bird ceases to trust a person and again begins to be afraid of him. Subsequent taming will last much longer than at the beginning.
Many parrot lovers, in order to teach their pets how to talk, put them in darkened cages and turn on tape recordings. Within a few weeks, the budgie will remember the required repertoire, but he will never associate his words with actions that designate them.
Gradually, the parrot will safely let all members of the family into it. When this happens, you can teach him to sit on his hand or finger. It should be noted once again that all movements should be slow and careful. Affectionate words will calm the bird even more.
Large parrots need to be trained to sit on the hand, and smaller birds on the finger. A small parrot sitting on a finger does not feel tension in its paws and is very comfortable for it.
Particular attention should be paid to bathing birds. This procedure can also help tame it. But you need to do this only after the parrot ceases to be afraid of the hand. First you need to prepare a bath, pour warm water into it and add a weak solution of potassium permanganate. You need to take the bird in your hand and talk to her gently for several minutes. After the parrot calms down a bit, you need to carefully bathe it in the bath.
You need to bathe the bird for a short time and wrap it in a soft cloth after the procedure. After this, for about 15-30 minutes, the bird must be held in hands and gently talk to her. It can be stroked on the head or in the neck.
Parrots are very curious birds. If a person has some bright or rustling thing (brooch, beads, earrings, ring, hairpin, etc.), it will certainly attract the attention of a parrot.
A bird that is not afraid to sit on its arm can already be released flying around the room. The more the parrot flies, the better it will feel.
But it is worth noting: before letting the pet fly around the apartment, you must first close all the window panes and balcony doors: having flown out into the street, the bird will not be able to find a way home.
At first, the parrot will not be able to independently find its cage, and even less the entrance to it. In this he should help the owner. After some time, the bird will get used to the size of the room and the arrangement of furniture in it and will easily find its cage.