I've had my two male budgies for over 6 months now (bought from Pets at Home) and they are still as scared and timid as they were the day I bought them. They seem quite happy with themselves and get on really well together. They make a heck of a racket sometimes but they will not come near me and hide in the corner of the cage whenever I open the door. I've tried all the usual things of talking to them, trying to get them to take food from my hand but they will have none of it. I must admit it is quite disappointing and I am so envious of the folks whose birds hop about all over them and perch on their fingers. I doubt mine are going to change. Is there any hope? Nevertheless I will persevere but just wish they weren't so timid.