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Old 07-11-2018, 01:16 PM
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You said you can't buy millet in stores---Do you have an Amazon account? If you aren't old enough, you can buy a pre-paid amazon gift card which serves as a credit card and that will allow you to buy things online without having an actual credit card on file.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:10 PM
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Not sure Amazon delivers anywhere in Indonesia... though Jakarta is pretty huge.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:10 AM
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I dont really know about amazon, usually my friends buy things online with different site, i dont even know if amazon could reach indonesia lol
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:20 AM
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Hello i am back ^_^

Here we go by number again haha

1. Lately around this week i already tried fed him his fav food only by my hand, and i put some of meals not too much and not too little, and lately when i fed him from outside cage, i dont know why, but i feel he is getting closer to me each day

And guess what, when i want to feed him, i said spin and he spin before he eat it, and ofc after he did this i praise and gave his fav food, i tried around 10x more and he already know that move it seems ^_^

And btw for the next week, since i already done with the feeding him by hand from outside cahe process, i would like to try feed him with my hand inside the cage, i just tried it today

And what i saw is whenever i pick his fav food and move my finger to open the cage door, he follows it, and when i place it to wait for him, he seems still afraid of my finger,

I know he is afraid because he move from his 2nd hanger to the 1st one near my hand slowly and he dont wanna get near it, just his head try to reach his food from my hand.

This case makes him bite me and miss his fav food. Any idea about going to the next process ?

2. And in indonesia usually people pet lovebird and hear their chirping sound which can be used to a competition! Do u know how to make the chirping longer? Haha my bird only chirp around 1 min or 2 min i guess, but its so

Please tell me about the next step and the biting from afraid that he feels, too bad i let my guard down because he got scared and fly away while i got bite ...
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:53 AM
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\o/ you are doing great: your bird is bonding to you and even wants to do tricks!

I think we all flinch once in a while when a birdbite occurs - so your bird will get used to it.
Love your patience in getting to know each other - your bird is a lucky one.
Keep doing what you do.
Slow and steady

You may not believe it- but you are really making friends fast.
Some parrots will take ages just to go towards the offered food, your did it in just a few weeks.

If your bird keeps being afraid of your fingers - read the thing called target-training.
Then you both can do different things together/ play without the fear of fingers getting in the way.
It the bird wil follow the (chop)stick you can always (slowly) inch your fingers down (every session or so) so the stick part will be storter and your hands closer to the bird.


2- no idea about the singing lessons- maybe you could chirp along?
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:10 AM
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Hello!

By the numbers! Let's see...

1) As Christa said, you're making great progress. He's coming along rather quickly. But this doesn't;t mean that you should start pushing faster. Remember what I said before. Go at his pace. By sticking your hand into his space, you pushed further than he was willing to go. Instead of sticking your hand into the cage, work instead on holding the food outside the door and having him come to you. Whenever the contact is his idea, he'll always feel better about it. You have all the time in the world. No need to rush.

2) This is entirely out of my range of experience. I had a cockatiel who loved singing and whistling with me, but it was something he wanted to do rather than something that I trained him to do. Best general advice I could give on that is to reward any sound he makes that you want to encourage.

Again, great progress! Keep the updates coming!
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Thanks for the compliment two of you ^_^

I didnt know that 2 weeks can be said as fast, i though it is normal haha,

And for anansi, i would like to know

1. Yeah i remember u said go for the best result and not to rush things, thats why i ask you if it is a good idea or not and it seems like its too fast to do it, so i think i will try feed him from outside the cage while make him do tricks sometimes.

When u said holding the food outside the door, do u mean i need to open the door too?

And for christa
I got the video about target training from anansi while back but i think its not the time yet? Or is it to make my bird know the presence of my hands is not gonna harm him? If could i would like to do both haha

Nt : i cant reply to ur msg because it needs 20 post to reply to someone

And about the chirping, i thought u guys know about it haha, because in indonesia people find lovebirds because their singing can be so long , i know that some people can take it as annoying, but my family is happy that he can singing freely and look so happy

Oh and the biting issue, should i ask in the thread u gave me before? Or i could just ask u two haha
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1) Yes, indeed! When I spoke of feeding him through the bars from outside the cage, I meant with the door closed. You can also begin target-training through the bars by using a pointer or chopstick and pointing to a certain area of his cage. And when he goes near that pointer, you reward him with praises and a treat.

Now, when I mention holding the food outside the door, I do mean with the door open. This should happen once he has grown comfortable enough with you. Of course, if you get him comfortable with target training through the bars of the cage, it wouldn't be very difficult in most cases to open the cage door and point to somewhere outside the cage... with positive results.

Remember, it's never too early to start target training. It's just a matter of whether the target training is taking place inside the cage through the bars and with the door closed, or outside the cage with the door open.

And as for the biting issue, you can either ask here or in the thread I linked. Either works.
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