bonding

  1. D

    Bonding is going backwards!

    Three weeks ago I got a little Lovebird named Casanova. Bonding started off really slow and he wanted absolutely nothing to do with me but lately things have been progressing so fast. Within a span of three days (this past Sunday to Tuesday) he started eating Millet from my hand, he started...
  2. I

    am i missing anything?

    in a few years i hope to adopt an eclectus parrot as my first bird, ive been feeding my other pets fresh food everyday for 5+ years so that is fine with me, i feed them better than myself, i plan on buying an absolute MONSTER of a cage that is (from memory) 6-8f long with lots of natural wood...
  3. Kamarro

    And We have some progress here!

    Hey guys! I wanted to give a little update on “training” today my Clyde didn’t want to go back into his cage! It makes me feel so happy that he’s comfortable with me to the extent of not wanting to go back to his cage. 🥰 We’ve been working on step up and he’s nailed that one down and will step...
  4. Kamarro

    Bonding with a newly adopted Conure

    Hi! I’m am a new bird mom. I recently adopted through a pet store a (green cheek?) conure. I’ll attach a picture. Anyways, I know I have to acclimate her to him (I just assume because of not knowing sex) new home, how can I bond with her. Any tips and tricks? He is rather nippy per store, but...
  5. A

    Timid ringneck, help making that first step (literally)

    My new 4 month old Indian Ringneck is extremely timid. We are being slow and going his pace. If you approach him in or out of his cage you get one of two reactions, 1 is heavy breathing (think watching a horror movie heavy breathing) but puts up with your presence. And 2 is walking or flying...
  6. M

    Introducing Conure to Roommates

    Hi everyone! I've normally been able to figure out most of my bird related problems pretty easily before but I'm having a hard time with my current issue. I just got my jenday from my family who'd been taking care of him for me until I finished graduating college, and I'm trying to figure out...
  7. T

    New Bird Alert!

    Hello! My names Titan and I just recently joined Parrot Forums with the hope of learning new ways to give my birds the best life possible. I currently have one male cockatiel named Phish who I’ve had for around 6 months now. Sometimes he’s a little demon but I love him regardless. I also decided...
  8. WillowAndGingko

    How to tame my BC conure/loss of trust?

    I have had my black capped conure Ginkgo for almost a month and a half and he's settled in and is getting along great with my budgie but is still scared of me and my hands. I talk to him sometimes and let him out of the cage for a couple hours everyday, he has toys and has been using those. How...
  9. A

    Advice about getting a second budgie

    I’ve had Teddy for almost five months now. We get along well; he happily eats out of my hand, but he’ll only step up on my finger if there’s a treat right there. I’ve known from the start I want to get him a friend, but I wanted to bond with him and train him first. It makes me sad when he hears...
  10. millet

    My 3 months old ringneck isn't interested in any kind of interaction.

    When i got my male ringneck around 2 weeks ago, he was wild, and afraid of everyone. Now 2 weeks later, he steps up, flies to me, takes treats from my hand, and he is also target trained. But he doesn't care about any form of interaction. He isn't afraid of my hand anymore, but when my fingers...
  11. SamBeben

    Struggling with Bonding with Sun Conure

    Hi all! We bought a sun conure at about 4 months old. The breeder had us do some barbaric training methods which we stopped very soon after leaving the breeder. Obviously this has left the sun conure fearful of us and our hands. I've been training with him to step up onto a stick and...
  12. B

    new baby questions & experiences

    Hello, I have a 5 to 6 week old baby Pineapple conure and was told to hand feed for about another week or so. My new baby doesn't have a name yet because I'm waiting to see what fits - I've only had him/her for 3 days. It took me two days to get the feeding thing down! I didn't feel...
  13. M

    Several questions about taking care of my african grey

    Hello, my african grey is 3 years old and it doesn't behave in the way I'd like it to. I usually face some problems with it and would like some help and advice. 1. I used to spend alot of time with him whenever he would be outside the cage but he never bonded with me. He bonded with two...
  14. J

    How to bond with a new amazon?

    Here's a little backstory: My boyfriend and I were looking into adopting an amazon and found someone rehoming a lilac crowned amazon for $700, all materials included and we immediately pounced on the opportunity. He was rehoming his amazon because his other male amazon was violent towards Orion...
  15. S

    Hello to all and question about a CAG.

    My name is Sam and I am preparing to welcome home a baby CAG in approx 3.5 months. I want to make sure that I am the best companion this bird will ever have. I am making sure everything is safe here, removing toxins, reading everything and will spend 3 months after the birds birth to help be a...
  16. M

    Birdie Bonding

    I have had my 9 year old male Eclectus for almost 6 months now and I don't feel like we have really bonded at all. I work full time, and during these 6 months I have been pet sitting a lot and have not been home so my boyfriend takes care of him. I knew he was coming to me at a bad time and I...
  17. zoeygirl81

    help with introducing a new scarlet male to my blue and gold macaw

    Hello everyone, need some help. long read my apologies I have had a blue and gold named Zoey for over 10 years. in all honest terms she is my kid. Very recently i moved in with my fiance and Zoey has been having a very hard time. Not only did I move in with someone but i changed my job and am...
  18. SamBeben

    Conure off to college!

    Hey all! I’ve been stressing about this nonstop and worrying about my baby. I’m moving to an apartment for college and an taking my green cheeked conure. He’s about 2.5 years old and my husband and I are both going to be in college. He’s going to be doing online school so he’ll be home more...
  19. AspiringBirdPerson

    Question about conure bonding?

    Hi everyone, i have two green check conures that I got two years ago. since then I have been working with them and training them every single day, by now they know many tricks and games but they still don’t seem bonded to me... the male, Loki is jumpy and afraid of any new objects... he bites...
  20. P

    At 78 my family just doubled!

    Hi Everyone. Never really thought about caring for a parrot-always been a fish man until I came to live in Paraguay with my Paraguayan wife. Then on a visit to wifes relation we were asked if we would take an Amazona parrot that had been dumped on them-they had loads of cats. We warmed to the...
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