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So... how did you guys do the noise change? When your bird made the screech did you walk out of the room but when they said hello or made a pleasant sound you rewarded them? When Winston says hello, I always say it back. Or, when he chatters. When he screams, I ignore him. But, if he switches to a pleasant sound I give him immediate attention. How long does it usually take?
Pretty much what I did, I never left the room or anything. I would do what I could to make no reaction at all so they would be forced to think "oh they don't hear that, well let's try something else" was my logic behind it
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So... how did you guys do the noise change? When your bird made the screech did you walk out of the room but when they said hello or made a pleasant sound you rewarded them? When Winston says hello, I always say it back. Or, when he chatters. When he screams, I ignore him. But, if he switches to a pleasant sound I give him immediate attention. How long does it usually take?
Pretty much what I did, I never left the room or anything. I would do what I could to make no reaction at all so they would be forced to think "oh they don't hear that, well let's try something else" was my logic behind it
I think this is working. He hasn't been overly loud today. He greeted me with a hello and a squawk. Then he was out of his cage. He yelled at me when I went in his cage to tidy it up... possessive of his cage perhaps? And, he has been quiet for the past 4 hours. Well, minus the kiss noises and chatting.
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See, just do not slip up and you will have a nice civilized bird in no time \o/
Well done you!

(then come over and teach mine, just to make sure you got it right of course ... )
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See, just do not slip up and you will have a nice civilized bird in no time \o/
Well done you!

(then come over and teach mine, just to make sure you got it right of course ... )
Wahaha... So funny! It is so hard to not slip up as when he screams my natural instinct is to go to him. But, I have been doing really well. He is a smarty pants, so I suspect it won't take him long. He likes people to be near him, so he will learn screaming means no people. Well, in theory this is what will happen!
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