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Re: Taming an injured baby

Posted by Mindy on 4/21/07
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    On 4/20/07, New Baby wrote:
    > Greetings,
    > I recently was given a vet cleared and healed young
    > budgie. He/she is about 10 wks. and had flown into a
    > window and injured a wing. The vet has given the final
    > clearence of health and it appears the wing has healed.
    >
    > My question, he/she appears very calm and good for a parent
    > raised youngster. As long as I move slowly and quietly the
    > bird will step onto my finger and perch on our playgym. I
    > don't want to move to quickly with him/her and stress the
    > bird out. He seems to be adapting very well but I'm don't
    > want the bird to still be feeling any pain for the wing
    > injury and have this be the reason he/she is acting so nice.
    >
    > What signs do you think would assist in backing off that
    > stress might be an issue? He is eating and drinking well.
    >
    > Any input on working with this special baby will be greatly
    > appreciated. I'm in no hurry to rush the baby, so taking
    > things slowly is my plan, I just want to be sure each step
    > is happily being taken with the bird as well.

    Hi. I think as long as the wing is fine and your budgie is
    eating and drinking well you should start any training now.
    This is the best age to start with your new budgie and it
    seems he/she is comfortable with you already. If you wait too
    long the budgie may not be so easily to tame.