Pascal got a new playstand! - Neophobia

Skarila

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Yup!!! My dear boy is spoiled rotten and he got a brand new tall playstand to chill next to me while I work. There he can have his pellets, and best of all is that his poop and all the crumbs should be contained there! I got it for a litterate bargain compared to other stands, and I am very happy with it (it's a Trixie playstand, a German brand I think).

I have to say it is quite huge! 40x40x50cm, not exactly what I had in mind! Anad because it is so big and new, Pascal was terrified of it, so a bit of luring and training took place.

First of all I have put him on the same table and slowly was luring with some treat crumbles. One by one, step by step. I would scratch against the bottom of the stand and speak softly, until I would ask him to get the treat while I was holding it right next to the stand. Then slowly ask him to step up to the rim of the stand. Up and down a few times. I asked him to step up and tried to let him perch on the stand, he was extremely hesitant and afraid. I gave him another treat crumb while keeping him next to the perch, then lured him onto the perch. Success! So generally I was luring him left and right until I asked him to step up onto the highest one. And he found his pellets there, but my treats are better so he kept begging me instead :D I call it all a huge success!!!

I am so happy that I could get rid of his fear in matter of 15 minutes and lots of coaxing, and I could expect him tomorrow perching there next to me instead of the clock, hahah. I will probably hang some toys there, but first I must make some, they are so overpriced these days here. I like that it is tall, it will surely make him feel more secure.
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Lovely play stand, but more importantly, quick training indicative of Pascal's trust and your admirable skills!! You're sure to cobble together inexpensive toys of joy!!
 
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Skarila

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Apr 19, 2021
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āœ»Csillam the rescued budgie
āœ»Pascal the Emma's (Venezuelan) Conure

Previous owned:
āœ»Archibald the cockatiel (fostered 6 months)
āœ»RIP - 28 YO Zeleni the mischievous IRN
āœ»RIP -Sunny the budgie
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Lovely play stand, but more importantly, quick training indicative of Pascal's trust and your admirable skills!! You're sure to cobble together inexpensive toys of joy!!
Oh Scott, he is such a smart boy! With a huge appetite xD I just need to let my partner do the dirty job of cutting up some boards first!
 

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