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Old 01-31-2019, 05:43 PM
ChristaNL ChristaNL is offline
Sunny a female B&G macaw; Japie (m) & Appie (f), both are congo african grey; All are rescues- had to leave their previous homes for 'reasons', are still in contact with them :)
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Re: Socializing & Training

Those are some great goals

It really depends on the bird and the trust and interaction you have.
Sometimes you can go really fast and sometimes it is agonizingly slow.

Sunny: 1 year W.I.P. and still going zzzzlowly ...

socializing: she stopped biting me because other people in the room scared thats nice.
She (only? ) now starts flirting/ reaching out to my friends she sees regularly, accepting snacks from their hands (still through the bars of the cage, she is now progressing to hands through the open door) without acting out.
(She went from almost attacking the hands -instead of just taking the food/treat- to taking even very smal nuts slowly and gently from between fingers or open palm)

Small steps some days, no steps on other days, sometimes a big leap no-one saw coming (my closest friends are non-parrot-experience-people/ they love animals and are willing to try, but they are not very confident ... that lack of experience also does not help) -- steep learning curve for all involved.
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