Training Crisis !!
Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:13 PM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:48 PM
You have only had them 2 months - that is a very short time. Many times it takes that long to get tame companion birds. The problem is, you have 2 birds - it is quite possible that they will bond to each other and not need you as much. They may be bonding to each other already, so they don't need to bond to you. One budgie would need you as a companion, so would be easier to tame.
Also, some people have breeding birds and some have companion birds - I think you need to be clear about what you want.
Have you read books on budgies? I'd start there. But I'm sure other members of thjs board will be able to help you more.
If you have given up on them and don't want them, I'd suggest finding them a new home. It's not fair to them to have an owner who doesn't want them and who is no longer interested because they're not what you wanted.
Let us know how you get on
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Posted 13 June 2004 - 11:38 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 04:56 PM
We have so many birds that are refuges from breeding programs that are so traumatized.
Breeding should be done only by skiiled and qualified people. Skill comes from experience which you'd get from working with another breeder or from years of handling a specific species. Qualified people are those who have ample ability to handle any situation. What if the parents are not very good, can you raise the chicks yourself (most basic question.)
Breeding of birds can be a good thing to repair the enviroment, but merely because you want to is a reason that leaves people like myself very busy. It would be so much better for birds in general, if in captivity we were more interested in establishing a good bird to human relationship long before any ideas of breeding start to inkle.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:05 PM
1) when i want tiki (my bird) to come out of the cage, do i use force ( take out with my hands) or wait until he decides to step up onto my finger?
2) how long does it normally take to build a relationship and how long, if i waited until he stepped up, would it take for this to hapen?
******I'll probably ask more questions later on but for now thats all i can think of!! thanks to anyone who helps out! [/img]
Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:21 PM
If you absolutely HAVE to get the bird out e.g to go to the vets, then use a towel, otherwise patience is probably the greatest thing at your disposal right now.
2. It varies from bird to bird, it took me a long time to build up a strong relationship with my old cockatiel. My new one is learning very fast and was begining to trust me the first day I got him. I guess like humans some birds are more naturally suspicious than others.
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