training

  1. snubun

    Adopted a linnie! I have some questions and would also love tips!

    Hi guys! I recently adopted a linnie who I've named Limbo for how low she gets when napping or asking for scritches haha. She's been with us 5 days now! My bf and I drove out of state to adopt her from a kind Petsmart employee who took her in after someone abandoned her at the store. The man...
  2. cosmothebirb

    Eddie is "waving"... xd

    Eddie learnt a few tricks but the funniest by far is his wave. For me personally it's the trickiest one to teach a parrot and I think I was so excited when he did it finally that I started giving him the treats. But now he has it down and it is fun but it's not quite a wave. He positions his...
  3. T

    Step-up training

    “How can I help my 6-year-old blue and gold macaw named Hugo to overcome his fear when I move while he is perched on my hand, despite being comfortable with stepping up and staying on my hand? Additionally, Hugo enjoys head scratches and being touched, and he resides in a spacious cage measuring...
  4. A

    Parrot scared to touch skin—anyone seen this?

    hey! I’ve had a Quaker parrot named Humphrey since October of last year. He was a rescue that was found loose outside, so none of his history is known. Humphrey is very receptive to learning and has been picking up on new vocalizations and tricks. He enjoys spending time with us, but will...
  5. T

    new member looking for tips.

    Hello everyone. I'm a new member on the site, looking for tips and advice from more experienced owners. I’m an owner of a B&G macaw that is 6 years old, he’s name is Hugo. He came home for about 2 and half weeks ago, in this time we have bonded well, I’ve spent at least 8 hours a day with him...
  6. Fauna

    How long does it usually take for a conure to learn how to come on command?

    Ive been working with tiago (6 month old pineapple conure) to come to me on command, especially because he cant fly yet. I want to get him to get it down and understand it so that he comes to me when i need him to when his wing feathers eventually grow back. Hes doing pretty good, but only comes...
  7. Zainabals

    Best way to train lorikeets

    Hello everyone, So I am a new owner of juvenile lorikeet named E.B. He has been with us for about 3-4 weeks now. He is super playful and we all adore him. My question is what is the best way to reward for good behaviors when training them? Because he all ready eats fruit throughout the day...
  8. Libbi24

    Pearly takes a huge step!

    Hi, It’s been a busy few weeks so I haven’t been able to post anything. BUT, today I have some really exciting news! Pearly my cockatiel, who has had some trauma and has major trust issues, has finally decided to trust me enough to step up onto a branch for me today! It has taken me 9 months...
  9. T

    I'm a new Eclectus owner (to be) and need ADVICE!

    Hi everyone - I have a male Eclectus that I just agreed to accept for rehome. He's in another state, coming home in a month and I feel like I could use all the advice possible :) He attempted to be used for breeding but didn't produce viable clutches, so the owner decided to let them go. I'm...
  10. ImaParrot

    How do you teach budgies to talk?

    I know that budgies can talk, but my budgies don't imitate me at all. I've been whistling "Happy Birthday" every day for a month or so. Will it just take more time, or do I need to try something else?
  11. BB03

    African grey aggression when training

    Hello, I have recently adopted a 3yo African grey called George from a friend who no longer had time for him. We get along well and George will allow me to put my hand in his cage to change things and will happily let me touch his beak, feet and belly when I put my fingers through the cage and...
  12. A

    Training Treats and Diet

    Sencha, my 16-month-old GCC, has a training session first thing in the morning, six days a week. His favorite treat is safflower seeds, so I use those for training and only for training. The problem is that Sencha is a very good boy! As such, he generally scores a LOT of safflower seeds (maybe a...
  13. I

    Very aggressive Conure

    I have a Green cheeked conure who seems to be extremely comfortable with me,but randomely bites extremely hard, to the point of drawing blood. He is a smart bird, and he often responds to verbal commands like step up and come here. However, he randomely bites my mother and I, and tries biting...
  14. Raz

    Training tips?

    I’ve got two adult jenday conures( why is this always the way I start my posts) and I’m interested in getting them to be recalled trained and up the step up training. They are extremely fast learners and I’m fully prepared to put in the time and effort! They’ve got the special treats and a...
  15. B

    Help with 4 mo old Lineolated

    Hi, I’ve somehow found myself with a 4 month old Lineolated parakeet who was not hand fed as a baby. Any advice on how to bond/socialize with it? I’m just keeping his cage next to me for now. He won’t come near me but seems to be getting comfortable moving about etc with the cage door open. All...
  16. Kitty16

    Can my budgie stop liking me after breaking a constant bonding routine just for 2 days?

    So I’ve been making pretty good progress with my budgies but yesterday I wasn’t really able to play with them for that long because I was at a baseball game for a big part of the day and I painted my nails so I didn’t want the strong smell to harm them in any way, I’m also going to be gone for...
  17. Kitty16

    This hasn’t happened before!

    I just was able to get them both on my finger at the same time! They were there for awhile and I think they’re starting to enjoy when I’m around, I’m also going to order some new toys so they’ll be extra happy, here’s pictures of them when it was happening.
  18. Kitty16

    Spray millet is a huge help!

    First interactions with both of them today and they both went on my hand right away, even Skittle (F) and she’s the most scared, here’s the pictures from this moment, I have one picture of each of them.
  19. A

    Pineapple conure biting during play unsure if it is aggressive

    Hi! I'm very sorry if I do anything wrong here as this is my first time on this site. I have a pineapple conure named April, I just got her hand raised about a month ago. She is usually very cuddly and sweet, however has been biting lately. This brings me to my question. I play a game with her...
  20. 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...
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