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Old 08-11-2017, 09:13 AM
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i just brought home a 3 year old quaker last night.
im wondering what would be the best treat to use to attempt to begin making friends with Morty. i sat and ate my dinner beside his cage last night. i offered a tiny taste of my mashed potatoe which he did accept and seemed to enjoy even though it was tiny amounts.
tonight i may open his cage door and see if he is interested in exploring outside his cage so im hoping to have something to offer that he will really like
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:46 AM
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Re: bribing a quaker

the best trick is to try a couple different foods on a plate and see what he goes for first. I found raisins to be really good for my conure. I would split them into little pieces and of course they smell quite a bit so he would bee-line for them. But some birds enjoy different foods so try lots of different things. It's good to use a couple different treats so they keep interested
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:24 AM
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Salty's training treats are small slices of pinenut. He will do anything I ask him to do,using those
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:55 PM
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Re: bribing a quaker

I use millet for all mine. You just have to offer them each treat and see what they choose. I don't know a smaller parrot that doesn't like millet!
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i got some treats. he seems to like them and i made some mini pasta he really liked that. i fed him through bars of his cage. not certain how long i should wait to try to handle him. he talks to me and chatters insanely when i come into the rokm.. peace and quiet until he knows im close.lol
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:24 PM
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Re: bribing a quaker

Try some plain popcorn. Air-popped is best-- never use any oil, salt or butter when making popcorn for parrots. Lots of parrots like pumpkin seeds (mine don't, but they seem to be the exceptions to the rule). My QP Ralph would do almost anything for some fresh green peas; they're a regular part of his diet and not a treat. Unsalted nuts are often welcome treats-- a small piece of almond or walnut, for instance. Experiment a little to see what your QP likes.
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Re: bribing a quaker

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I use millet for all mine. You just have to offer them each treat and see what they choose. I don't know a smaller parrot that doesn't like millet!
you should have told that to my old conure! He hated millet and would push it out of his cage if I offered him a bit
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we have only had him since thursday. i sit and talk to him beside his cage for 5-10 minutes at a time. about every half hour or so when i am home after work. the others in my family greet him and sit in the living room through the day
.he doesnt appear afraid of us.
when i went to pick him up the owner put him on my hand and he did bite me softly nothing that came near to hurting.
im wondering if its too soon to attempt to let him come out of cage tonight, if he wants to that is
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Make sure the area is secure, and then let him out to explore!
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Re: bribing a quaker

Sounds like little Morty is sort of friendly already I agree with David...secure the room and open his house door and step back and see what he does...betcha he'll be out in no time.




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