All tips welcome/training new 'keet
Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:44 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:11 PM
I think you are refering to the intensive love method. I don't know enough about it to explain, though. If you use the search function at the top right you should be able to find out about it.
Don't give up trying to interact. My parrotlet was hand-shy for a week or so. I just kept trying and at one point kind of forced her to step up. She is the sweetest bird in the world now. They just have to learn to trust that you're safe.
and Tiki my pacific parrotlet
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 01:59 AM
Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:33 PM
P.S. still no name for him, I,ll have one by the weekend though.
Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:33 PM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:40 PM
first off I got kiwi around 6 weeks of age the younger the bird Is the easer It will be to train. ( you can tell a young bird by all of the black bars On It's head the more It had the younger It Is. with white birds they don't have bard so I'm stuck there )
after of giving kiwi a week of getting used to her new cage and home I slowly placed my hand In the cage to rest for no less than 15 minutes I did this for a week this will help the bird to get used to your hand letting It know that you are not going to hurt It you can quietly talk to the bars so that It gets used to your voice.
If the bird flutters around DON"T pull your hand out of the cage this will tell the bird you are scared and every time you put your hand In It will flutter. If It does flutter just rest your hand until the bird calms down
next I slowly pushed my finger up to the bird's chest
saying the word (up)once again 15 minutes for around 1 month once again If the bird flutters don't take your hand out of the cage. just wait for the bird to clam down and try again.
I was due to have a baby shortly and I had a 3 year old and a cat and a hamster to take care of so when the baby arrived the bird went to my mother's In law house
at this time she wasn't hoping up onto my finger but she hoped up on to my mom finger and she Is now fingered trained. she Is now home with us again and she Is a wonderful bird she Is a green with a yellow face parakeet or 5 years.
I hope this helps you
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