taming

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    Taming rossela parrot again

    Hello everyone, So, in 2017 I've got a rossela parrot. He was previously taken care of by a human breeder(since he was born) so he wasnt scared of humans. He lived with me and my dad. He was a very well behaved parrot. He wouldnt bite you very often, he would always fly over to your finger...
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    Help needed for a female Eclectus.

    Hi, I’m new to this whole thing so please help me out. :) Just a few days ago I brought my 14 week old female eclectus. I was able to let her come out of her carrier on her own before transporting her into a cage my supplier provided. She is comfortable with me hand feeding her if the food is...
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    Experienced Owner Training Tips

    Hello everyone. After owning a Budgie as a kid I recently bought another one: Limoncello. A beautiful male budgie. Years ago, I tamed my old bird essentially by leaving my hand in the cage long enough for her to become comfortable stepping up and being petted. As successful as this was, in...
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    First Time Lovebird Tamer

    Hello everyone. About 3 weeks ago now I purchased my beautiful Lovebird: Frosty. While I am not a beginner parrot owner, this is my first Lovebird. I am following the usual pattern of placing hands on cage and spending lots of time around him to build comfort, however, I would love some more...
  5. Katrina38

    Baby budgie- flighted and on meds

    I need help! I have a 14 week old handfed English budgie that we have had for about 3 weeks now. He came to us with a respiratory infection and clipped to the point that he couldn’t even flutter. With that said, bonding has been hard because I have had to give the poor babe medicine almost...
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    PLEASE HELP!!

    My budgie who for privacy I'm just gonna refer to as T. T has never trusted me since i brought her home, she had a cage mate who died awhile back who ill call K, K was always the brave one who would try and bite me if i even entered my hand into their cage, while T would just run or hide. K's...
  7. leafexn

    Help Taming

    The budgie I bought back in August is a really tough bird to tame. I've tried taming her the same way I tamed my other bird (who is very close and friendly with me, flies onto my head whenever he pleases, likes kissing, etc.) But that didn't work, so eventually I'd just sit down for hours with...
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    Struggling with untamed Ringneck

    Hello all! I'm struggling to know whether I am able to keep an INR (Mr Wong) I adopted from my tai chi teacher. I was told that Mr Wong is "totally tame", "loved being with people" and "could go outside on your shoulder without flying away" all of which are absolutely not true. His wings are...
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    Taming two old budgies? Is there a way?

    Hi! I was searching the web for a place to ask this and found this page. First time poster. I have a situation with my two budgies. Background info: I had two, got one more from someone who couldn't keep him any longer, then one of the originals passed away. One of them is about 7 years old...
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    Can you tame a 10m old parent reared Caique?

    Hello, I'm currently interested in getting a caique of my own. I have the experience of taming my sisters 6 month old caique who was parent reared but was handled every day as a baby in the nest. Taming him was quite easy for me and I'm a pretty patient person. I have found an advert for a 10...
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    Taming a cockatiel

    I got a Cockatiel this past weekend, Hebe. The place I got her form already clipped her wings. They took her out and the guy forced her onto his hand. At this and the fact that she was alone in her cage made me want her. Whenever I put my hands close, she looks like she wants to bite me, and...
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    Untame bird teaching baby to be scared

    It's so hard to find good information about this! Someone please help. I have one female budgie about 6-7 months old, she is from a pet shop and pretty scared. I sat by her cage 24/7 first 5 weeks she lived with me and she got pretty comfortable with me being around. She will eat millet from my...
  13. 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...
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    Help me tame my Conure

    Hello everyone, I recently got my newest little buddy, Kiwi/Link (still can't decide) the green cheek conure, other than a Fischer Lovebird :rainbow1:, this is my first experience taming and bonding with a bird. I've done a lot of research before getting him and I understand the general...
  15. 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...
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    Advice on adopting aviary bird

    Hello all I’m looking at taking a aviary bird from a pet shop that is basically just going to be thrown back in to circulation if I don’t take it,it’s 5-6 months old and is a gcc not sure what sex the reason why I’m writing this is because I’m wondering if it’s worth it to take it at that age or...
  17. 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...
  18. M

    Struggling to tame budgies

    Hi, I got my first budgie on the 11th January 2020. She is okay with me touching her and will go on my finger however she started to show signs of loneliness so we decided to get another budgie for her on the 21st of February 2020. This other budgie we named Rio is so scared of humans, he hides...
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    Desperately seeking help with terrified QP!

    Hi everyone, I’ve had my QP Nova for over 6 months now and I really need reassurance and advice. She was 3 months when I got her and would now be around 9 months. It’s important to note also that she has no use of her left foot at all, my vet is aware and happy to leave her be with it since...
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    Trying to help my new bird relax and do normal bird stuff again

    Hello Parrot Forums! My girlfriend and I are first time bird owners who have recently adopted a little blue parakeet, Selene, who needed a permanent home. Unfortunately, she has had a bit of a difficult life before coming to live with us-- she was dumped by her first owner when they moved and...
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