Hand-feeding is a special treat for both you and your budgie. However, it can also be difficult if you have an adult 'keet who's not used to it. Get your little guy used to your hands and you shouldn't have a problem being able to give him special treats. Start off slow by going up to your parakeet's cage and talking to him through the bars. Talk in a kind, fun, parental voice, much like you would use with an infant or toddler. Do this several times a day for a few minutes.
When will my baby bird start weaning from hand-feeding to adult food?
Budgerigars Melopsittacus undulatus or "budgies" are psittacine birds that belong to the order Psittaciformes. Budgerigars are originally from the grasslands, scrublands and open woodlands of Australia, and were first recorded in These little seed eating birds live in large flocks in Australia and feed on native grasses like Spiniflex, Mitchell's and Tussock, and plants such as Saltbush Orache and Tar vine Red spiderling. They will also readily consume wheat and wild millet. They usually forage on the ground for food.