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Old 10-07-2019, 06:11 PM
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Question Getting Perry into his house?

Iím a little nervous I go back to work tomorrow morning at 6 am and am not sure how the heck Iím going to get him into his house. Iíve gotten him in twice both times when he wanted a ride back from the other room. Perry is very cute and has been regurgitating to my feet feeding my toes. He doesnít step up for me while on his house so Iíve let him sleep on top of it the last few nights. Heís close I think though he backs up instead of chomping at my finger most of the time. Any suggestions gang? I donít want to go backwards in the progress we made and force him into doing anything. would it be a bad idea to lock my dog in the kitchen and leave him free roaming? I might get up super early and hope he roams around but I bet he wonít that early and still dark out. Sorry thank you for the help.
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

trying putting stuff in there that he likes (foods etc) and dimming the lights (pretend to read in the half-dark) and see if he goes in? Don't feed extra out of cage between now and then either.

Don't encourage that regurgitation.
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

I wouldn’t - he could chomp an electrical cable or something and really get hurt. Have you tried attaching his favorite treat to the far wall of his cage? That’s what I do when our tiel gets sassy about going back in.
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

Also, wouldn't let him sleep on top. He needs to learn the routine (for his safety).
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:52 PM
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

Have you figured out his favorite treat yet?

Everytime I put Levi in his cage, I offer him a treat. This way he knows he will be rewarded everytime he goes back in.
His faves are, pistachio, macadamia & cashew nuts.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:56 PM
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

Ugg, less than 10 hours! Cage should equal, safety, treats, fun! That takes time to associate!
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:02 PM
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

we are getting there he was left outside of his house quite a bit at home. I think that’s making things a little more difficult. The other issue is that I cant get him to step up for me yet. I just tried to force the issue and he was on the floor and he gave me a couple chomps not too bad but broke the skin.
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

ow so he tricked me and bit me pretty good that time i was trying to use a treat to get him to step up and he lifted his foot a little and then went in for the strike. Well this kind of stinks. He sitting on the front perch now though and not backing up. Heís giving me plenty of warning to back off pretty much and doesnít bite till i try to force him to step up. I wasnít able to make it past his excellent defenses. I wanted to get him into his house for the night and possibly leave him till tomorrow afternoon. He has a large cage, can be used for two birds but one of the birds get kind of screwed with the small apartment.
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

We have had Kirby for a week and have the opposite problem - she doesnít like to move or come out of her cage. However. We have used with great success a dowel perch we removed from her cage for stepping up. I would strongly suggest this method as it will prevent your Perry from developing bad associations or habits with your hands. Also try to make sure the cage is a FUN PLACE to be! To get Kirby out we have doubled down on foot/floor toys so when we bring her somewhere she has things to play with and explore.

If he has a favorite toy or treat put them in his cage, and then use a dowel from the playtop to get him in? Establishing a routine around cage use can help with his behavior and expectations. Iím sure Perry will need time to adjust but will come to accept this willingly in time. For now do the best you can and remember, this is for his safety!

(Feel free to correct me anyone if I am wrong, I am new to Amazons too!)
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Re: Getting Perry into his house?

Thank you He seems to be wise to the trick of baiting him into his house with treats he so far is not super food driven Iíve got a wide variety of nuts iím trying. He got pretty riled up with the perch dowel. like immediately he attacked it. I will try it again now that we are a little farther into things now though. He has a bunch of new toys heís warming up to but no favorites right of the bat yet. Iíll let you guys know how it goes tomorrow.
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