After the bird is settled, its time to start the bonding process. Talking is the most important thing. You must talk to your budgie. Use a soft voice and have one or two different praises for when your budgie does the right thing – like stepping up to your finger. Budgies love praise. And treats like millet. When you first start interacting with your budgie it can be a good idea to hold a small amount of millet in your hand and putting it slowly into the cage, holding it until your budgie comes to your hand. Use its name often and whistle too, if you can. Soon enough it will end up on your shoulder nibbling at your ear!