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Forum: Training Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chris-md
Re: Recall training frustrations

And videos! Don't forget videos of the training sessions! We'd love to see the progress :) Also gives us a chance to critique the technique you are using, in case part of the challenge is you, the...
Forum: Behavioral Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

I really feel your pain, and I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Many have been in these shoes.

I'm trying to not to go point for point with everything you're saying to avoid my essays...
Forum: Training Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By chris-md
Re: Recall training frustrations

I also MUST highlight the power of "The Reset". This simply emphasizes to the bird that they lost the possibility of a reward. VERY powerful especially for increasing motivation and speeding up...
Forum: Training Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By chris-md
Re: Recall training frustrations

Yes to both! :)

1. Close the gap. Keep it to the hop until the hop is done 100% of the time. These short flights help your bird learn proper landing technique. I taught my boy recall precisely...
Forum: Training Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By chris-md
Re: Recall training frustrations

Hello! It’s a motivation issue. You need a better reward.

Many people get stuck at the hop. Took me 3+ weeks to get past that point. It’s just patience, don’t overstrech, and get the best reward...
Forum: Amazons 08-21-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By chris-md
Re: New Salty video 8/21/19 parrot tricks

My friend, What you have done with salty is just remarkable! Such a performer!!

Confession: I’m wildly jealous of people who do stuff like colors, anything that requires the bird to pick up and...
Forum: Behavioral 08-21-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

Ellie, I’m in fact versed in the vocabulary of training. You are partially correct. We are inadvertently talking past each other a bit, as I latched right onto “partner always be the one to...
Forum: Behavioral 08-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

Ok, so as I said I was a bit occupied and spoke even more definitively than it actually is.

The answer is: if your approach includes in any way “who disciplines the bird”, you’re approach is off....
Forum: Behavioral 08-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

I’m a bit occupied, and can’t elaborate at the moment but this is not correct. The favored person set the boundaries. It comes off as straight aggression from the disfavored person, creating a...
Forum: Free Flight 08-18-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By chris-md
Re: Maybe we can do free flight indoors!

Very intuitive! This is a very common recommendation for free flight students: find a large indoor area to practice. A gym, batting cage, horse arenas :).
Forum: Behavioral 08-18-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

Apologies for the essay, but I think you’ll find it helpful:

NAILED IT.

Welcome to puberty. Let’s get this straight right now: You aren’t going to get puberty under control as you would the...
Forum: Behavioral 08-18-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By chris-md
Re: Sweet Bird, Attack Bird

Eclectus are polyandrous, they are genetically programmed to have multiple mates, so this wouldn’t be an issue.

How old is Cairo again?
Forum: Training 08-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By chris-md
Re: Established Trainers and Their Methods

Barbara actually pissed me off. I Reached out to her to see if I could find out how do I encourage closet talkers to pull their speaking out of the closet. She said it was possible, and to find out I...
Forum: Training 08-14-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By chris-md
Re: Established Trainers and Their Methods

Yeah, it’s a case of when you know better, you do better; their trouble years are behind them. There was even a debate here years ago and Jamie actually weighed in.

Their videos show it. Watch a...
Forum: Training 08-13-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By chris-md
Re: Established Trainers and Their Methods

I’ll add BirdTricks to this list as well. Slightly commercialized but their YouTube videos on parrot training and podcasts are training gold. I think they had some questionable methods once upon a...
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 08-12-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By chris-md
Re: Making Produce Interesting

Awesome foraging opportunity! Very cool and creative.
Forum: Eclectus 08-11-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By chris-md
Re: Decided to try a new food.. tell me what you think

Ah yes, just saw this: it has a calcium supplementation (algae calcium). Given the theory that some toe tapping may be calcium deficiency it’s may not be a bad thing. But with ekkies ANY...
Forum: Eclectus 08-11-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By chris-md
Re: Decided to try a new food.. tell me what you think

Sorry for the delayed response! Not bad but not the best. It relies on dehydrated fruits, which pretty much any parrot food with dehydrated vfruits is labeled as a treat and not meant as dietary...
Forum: Training 08-11-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By chris-md
Re: Advice for training a 4 year old GCC?

Yes, most parrot training is best accomplished with clicker training. Stationing is the parrot version of “stay!” For dogs. You should be able to find many YouTube videos on how to accomplish the...
Forum: Training 08-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By chris-md
Re: Advice for training a 4 year old GCC?

Hello and welcome!

For your first problem, the best thing you can do is two fold: make a cage environment the bird is happy to be in (plethora of toys and foraging opportunities), and ignoring...
Forum: Conures 08-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,695
Posted By chris-md
Re: newbie with bald nanday conure

Unfortunately none of the links are working for me, but a big hello and welcome to you!

As the parront of a barberer, I’ll echo much of what has been already been said. He may restore his...
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 08-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By chris-md
Re: New way to feed diversity: ugly fruit subscription

Ok, chop is finally made a couple days ago. Couple thoughts on this first experience:

1) this really is a farm fresh. The lettuce had a ton of dirt on it. So be prepared to clean those vegetables...
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 08-10-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By chris-md
Re: Spicing it up

Spices are great additions, absolutely go fore it. We use a lot of what you name.

As noodles notes there are some to be avoided. Do your research first before using a spice for the first time.
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Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 08-08-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By chris-md
Re: New way to feed diversity: ugly fruit subscription

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/ZME5FTT
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 08-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By chris-md
Re: New way to feed diversity: ugly fruit subscription

They came in today, first round. I’ll experiment with posting but imgur won’t give a bbcode option in their app, which is problematic.

April - that’s not at all the case. Everything looks great!...
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