Posted 09 October 2004 - 05:15 AM
Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:34 PM
On the more serious side of the issue, because he's just a baby this would be the ideal time to train him not to do that. All the best to you.
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Posted 11 October 2004 - 02:53 AM
Thanks for your help.
Posted 11 October 2004 - 04:03 AM
I have had a few that have greatly enjoyed chewing of my clothing. The 3 I've adopted to my parents are alowed to chew when they please. When I am around, and this goes for my guys at home also.... the moment the beak hits my clothing I make a loud ahhhhn noise. You know that southern word you hear for "no" I then divert attention to something else. Keep a birdie foot toy available or any type toy your baby likes. They are gonna chew....if ya want em to or not, just give guidance on when and what they chew if you can. Mine will still occasionally reach for the shirt, a swift no or that crazy southern sound stops them. They'll think about it. Use that time to get them into something else. It takes constant interaction.
Not every bird will be cuddly. Try starting with a favorite treat. Hold it close to your chest . As your fid takes it move gradually inward over several and I mean several attempts. Move your shoulders toward your bird a little farther as time progresses with a treat. Do NOT try to go to fast. As you get closer and with time, move your shoulders in, then try one arm. Go very slowly each day. Only as far as your guy will allow. Afterwards offer lots of praise. Always let them know with praise how well things have gone, even if they've been afraid. Allow alot of quiet time with you and birdie. Not all birds will want to cuddle. But they can become accustomed to an occasional hug.One of my zons has gotten used to cuddle by me keeping him on my arm close to my chest. He'll let me give him a quick cuddle squeeze now. But does NOT like to be confined for longer than a few seconds in that position. It differs with each bird
Posted 12 October 2004 - 04:24 AM
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