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Old 11-06-2015, 01:17 PM
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Flight/Target training my cockatiel?

So Willow pretty much always flies to me after I let her out of the cage. I'll open the top, and go sit down, she'll climb up and fly towards me, circle around once or twice and land on my head.

Pretty much anytime she's out, if I put her down somewhere, she'll end up flying and landing on top of my head, even from my boyfriend's head.

She's still slightly scared of my hands though she'll step up for me reliably without biting. I'd like to get her target trained to fly to somewhere other than my head, and maybe expand to trick training. Is it particularly difficult compared to other birds? She's got a pretty good attitude and is very sweet though she has her moments.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:51 AM
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Re: Flight/Target training my cockatiel?

Where do you want her to fly to? Can you cue the phrase, set her down in the spot and reward her?

Then have her step up from the area, cue the phrase and set her back down for a reward?

Basically, it's target training!
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