training

  1. Squeeing_Onion

    Adopted IRN - wordy Backstory, Question on his size, & other tidbits

    Heya! Man, it's been a while since I've posted on the forums here, but I've poked my head in now and then over the years to read up on other posts. A handful of you may remember me as my late Sun Conure, Chicken's owner -- I am now a very proud caretaker of a little sassy Green Cheek, Bongo...
  2. S

    Reasons your lovebird is grumpy!!!

    40 years of having and raising Agapornis roseicollis aka Peachfaced Lovebird has taught me a lot! Many thanks to all whom have inspired and instructed me! 1) Boredom Lovebirds get bored easily. Change out toys, even thier most favorite toys, will keep that birdie brain busy! Grooming toys, toy...
  3. P

    One-person bird training help

    Thanks in advance for reading (: I have a (approx) 5 year old Nanday Conure named Mort and she has decided I am her human. She's always been very wary of hands and humans (I know nothing about her life before me & I believe she wasn't socialized with humans at all). She used to like my bf but...
  4. Akramkhan346

    Advise needed for conures

    Hello folks, I am new to this forum and am also a first-time bird owner. came across this forum while searching for some answers over google. Moving further I have a pair of Conures 42 days old (Fluffy and Coco). 1. Now I am feeding then NutriBird A21 (15 ml - Breakfast and Lunch followed by...
  5. Lanlar

    Encouraging Budgies to Explore

    I adopted two young female budgies about 6 months ago and since then we've made good progress toward taming and such, but they're real home bodies and when they're not in their cage they're on top of it or perched on the drapes behind. I feel like my training is being restricted by my birds'...
  6. H

    Never been out of a cage, my first bird

    I just got my first bird three days ago from a privately owned pet store. He's a cockatiel that's just over a year old and I named him Winston. He is an absolute sweetheart and took to me immediately. Within the first 10 minutes of me putting him in his flight cage, he was already eating and...
  7. MissMac

    Brat

    Hi all, thank you for the lovely welcome. I am proud mum to a 10 week old, Lutino Indian Ringneck called Missy. I hand raised her from 5 weeks, new thing for me, she is now weaning (pretty much off it now... picked at it last night - only time neo food was offered). She is fully flying, landings...
  8. Dois

    Questions on training a clipped fledgling Eclectus.

    Hello, I have recently acquired a ~3-4 month old female Eclectus. The breeder had her clipped and her nails trimmed - which results in her having a hard time balancing and moving around. I want to be able to have her develop well and be fully flighted in the future (I don't plan on clipping...
  9. K

    hand training triggering mating behavior?

    i have an African grey. he is 20 years old and is a rescue from an abusive household. i don't know his gender but i ASSUME he is a boy based on his behavior. Archemedies is my childhood pet. i have had him for roughly 14 years now and we are about the same age. slowly over the years we have...
  10. S

    conure is too clingy and not playful

    All birds are different of course. but my sun Conure is absurdly clingy! he starts doing the thing where they twitch their wings as I leave the door and screams for hours while I'm gone. it annoys the hell out of my family. I adopted him from a local parrot aviary. they breed parrots and are an...
  11. L

    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...
  12. Skarila

    Recall training - experiences

    Hi all!! I am curious for those who did train recall training - how did it go for you? Did you start with an already tame bird, or did you perhaps had a non tame bird who was reluctant with hands? Did the recall training pay off? Does the bird do recall every single tame when you want, or is...
  13. Z

    Can training get rid of Biting all together?

    Long story short, I intend on working with an 36-year-old Amazon and a 9-year-old conure my brother is neglecting either by frequent visits or taking the animals myself. (I haven't decided which since either comes with its own issues) The reason they're being neglected is because they bite and...
  14. K

    bird is selectively scared of my hand

    so for context, my grey is a rescue and he is around 20 years old or so. i am trying to gently train him the basics (step up, being more comfortable when we do stuff with him, etc) so i can give him a better life. he has made an excelent recovery and is very happy and healthy. i just want to...
  15. K

    african grey horomone and training issues

    for context, i have a rescue african grey parrot. we saved him from emotionally neglectful owners and he has made an excelent recovery. I have bonded with him and he has learned slowly to be more comfortable around my hands and he lets me rub his head and work around his cage without fear. he is...
  16. C

    How to train

    I have been trying to clicker train my conure for a week but habibi doesn't seem to be listening I guess....Habibi follows the command but I don't think it's coz of the command but it's coz of d food...it knows I have a treat in my hand. So it comes running ( which is so cute) towards my hand n...
  17. PapayaTheQuaker

    Training advice please!

    Hello! I've had Papaya for a while now but I feel as though we are not completely bonded as most parrot owners are. I feel as though he is still very skittish and and he tends to bite me when he is in his cage and I know quakers are very cage aggressive but nevertheless I would assume it...
  18. T

    Hand Training

    I have a new budgie and am curious what everyones opinions are on the best way to hand train them. Ive had him for about 5 days so far and its understandable that he's still afraid of me. When should I start trying to hand train? How should I go about it? Whats worked best for you guys?
  19. P

    Step Up Onto Hand Succession Progress

    Since starting the stick training, Mofu has really began to start liking my attention and often seeks me out. This past week alone, I have become her favourite climbing toy, something I'd have never expected a month ago of a bird who only likes to be on the ground. She still has a strong...
  20. P

    Succession with Introducing Touch Stick Training

    Hi all, long time no see. I paused training with Mofu for a while because she had started dramatically losing feathers on her head, it was quite scary to see, even when following all advice on how to promote feather growth. Luckily she is finally growing pins back in, but it has taken 2 months...
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