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Old 02-10-2019, 06:55 PM
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

Youre making good progress with Kermit, Try having him step up while the harness is on.. You should post a videao of our session.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:55 PM
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

I think it’s too early to have him step up with his head in the loop. Right now I’m just concentrating on giving him as many treats as he wants while he’s in the harness to create a positive association.
I will make sure to get a video of our progress sometime
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

Kermit’s training session went well today, yesterday wasn’t his best day but he still did some training. Something unexpected happened today during our session!

So Kermit usually likes to squeeze into small spaces such as in between the rungs of a ladder and through the rings on his swing, and today he discovered that putting his head through the harness is actually a form of play! Even after he filled up on treats and lost interest in them, he continued to stick his head and neck through the loop, grabbing the harness strap with his feet, and playfully nibbling my hand. Lol! I’m not sure if I should be encouraging this behavior or not?
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

You know your training is going well when your parrot immediately flies over at the sight of the harness! As soon as I take the harness out, Kermit knows it’s treat time. He did great again today and is becoming more and more comfortable with putting his head through. I’m so delighted that Kermit actually likes his harness!!!
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:33 PM
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

For the past few days Kermit has been learning to get around me and is starting to cheat again... I use both millet and safflower seeds and he either stuffs his beak full of safflower seeds or rips off the biggest clump of millet he can. That stinker!! But otherwise he’s been doing really well. Today Kermit finally got comfortable sticking his entire head through the actual head loop and staying there for a few seconds, at least while he grabs his treats. At the end of the session he played with the harness by grabbing the strap in his foot and trying to squeeze his entire body through. Clearly he enjoys the whole experience!
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Re: Kermitís harness training thread

Great stuff, Kermit is coming right along!
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