training

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. R

    Bird not engaged in training

    Hello, To give a bit of needed information I have had my bird since early july, I was told he was ~3 months old. Since then I have been training him and he has taken to it very well. We've learnt target, come, step up and spin to near perfection. This was up until around 2 months ago. At this...
  16. A

    Flying away

    Hello, I have two green cheek conures and I’ve had them for a year now. Nowadays, whenever I want to do a little training with them, like teaching them to do a spin or whatever, they simply fly away. Our house is pretty big and has only a few doors and I don’t have an own room, so they can go...
  17. E

    Training questions for my new Ringneck

    I just brought home a young Indian Ringneck, just off being hand-fed, and I wanted to get some advice for training and socializing him. Some info to begin, I just brought him home on the 23rd and spent most of the following two days around him. Either handling him when he was feeling social or...
  18. P

    Mofu Update - Finally Stepping Up

    It's been 28 days since I ended up rescuing Mofu, my red rumped parakeet. While there's still so much we need to build up on, particularly on her confidence, we're proud to say she is finally beginning to figure out how to Step Up. https://youtu.be/CFP4wPligrE I've found that currently she...
  19. P

    Mofu Update

    Hi all, Hopefully I'm not being too spammy with these frequent posts. I just wanted to give a small update on Mofu's progress along with a couple more questions that I hope people might know the answer to. Mofu has been with me for 19 days now, she's still very scared of hands but her fear...
  20. 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...
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