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Old 02-10-2019, 06:47 PM
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Umbrella Cockatoo--took 3 months for her to step up. I am her 4th home. We are very close now, but it took quite a bit of time, if that helps.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:12 PM
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For what its worth, IRN;s are notorious for going back to the 'wild' state if they are not interacted with daily. Not an easy species to gain trust with. My advice, keep on doing what you are. Find his faav treat, and he ony gets that from your hands.

Salty tooks like 2 weeks before he started bonding with family members, but hes an Amazon and an easay going species (not one of the Hot 3).
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Re: How long did it take for you to form a bond with your parrot?

I'm one of the lucky ones....

Both birds about ten minutes they trusted me. In the video of Zod in "biggest mistake of my life or best thing I've ever done" that was like 5 minutes after I got her out of the travel box.
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I'm one of the lucky ones....

Both birds about ten minutes they trusted me. In the video of Zod in "biggest mistake of my life or best thing I've ever done" that was like 5 minutes after I got her out of the travel box.
I'm glad you said this, because I always avoid these posts because I have no experience with it taking longer than a few minutes to bond with my birds either...All 4 of my guys came to me as young, just-weaned, hand-raised babies that were all between 9-13 weeks old, and all 4 of them rode home from their breeder's or the pet shop on my shoulder, lol. Kane rode for 9 hours on my shoulder and in the hood on my hoodie home from Raleigh, NC, and Lita rode 4+ on my shoulder from Long Island; Duff rode an hour and a half from Harrisburg on my head, which was really annoying but she kept crawling back up there when I'd put her on my shoulder, and I took Bowie right out of the little cardboard box they put him it at Petco as soon as we got inside the car, lol. I opened the box up, he stepped right up on my finger, and he spent the 45 minute ride home from Altoona snuggled under my hair behind my ear...And all 4 of them were sweet as can be right off the bat, we all ate dinner together when we got home, and they all spent the rest of their first night snuggling on me and getting scritches from me...

I didn't actually realize how lucky I've been with this until seeing quite a few people who bring home a hand-raised, tame bird and have issues with bonding with them right away...I honestly think it really does have to do with the person or people who hand-raised them and spent time with them while they were weaning, that has to play a part in it...
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