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Antlynda

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Refuses to go in cage at night time.
« on: August 03, 2016, 12:15:33 PM »

Hi. My AG is out of his cage for most of the day and night but when it's time for bed if he doesn't want to go back into his cage he goes to bite me when I ask him to step up. Sometimes he goes in of his own accord, butlastnight I had to bribe him with a little cheese. Just wondering what's best way of getting him to go to bed?
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Re: Refuses to go in cage at night time.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 12:21:12 PM »

food rewards really help.

i.e. place a food reward in his bowl and let him go in on his own.

Also oddly enough, I found out with my CAG that he prefers left hands to right hands.
so trying with a different hand will also help.

The other thing to bear in mind is that CAG's quickly cotton on to stepping up onto the hand only to be put in the cage.
So maybe some handling time we he steps up on your hand but you place him somewhere else would be of benefit.
so that you break the circle :-
step on hand, then placed in the cage type of thing.
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Re: Refuses to go in cage at night time.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 12:33:05 PM »

Thanks for reply. I have tried placing food in bowl inside cage but he got wise to that! I will try getting him to step up onto my left hand and see if that makes a difference. Anything's worth a try! I think he would quite happily sleep on top of his cage all night if he could but think he needs to be in his cage so I know he's safe.
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Re: Refuses to go in cage at night time.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 12:44:35 PM »

Maybe practice placing him I his cage of a day time without lockin his door
So he don't feel that each time he steps up he gets locked away
Im a big believer in birds need cage time in the day too
They need to learn to be able to amuse themselves in case your situation changes and he has to spend more time in cage x


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Re: Refuses to go in cage at night time.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 08:42:26 PM »

Now there's something I hadn't thought of! I will try putting him in his cage but not locking the door. I'm sure I will hear him laughing when.i do this as he will be convinced I've just forgotten to lock the door!
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