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« on: December 11, 2011, 04:12:52 AM »

After getting inspired form a few you tube videos my husband and I watched (Cressi and her free flights outside), we decided to start clicker training Darwin.  For a few weeks all we did we just click it and reward him, whether he knew what this meant or not.  Darwin started expected a treat soon as he heard the click.  We then thought OK, let's see if he'll return to us using the clicker once he's flown down the hallway....success!  So, tonight we decided that we'd try something new.  My husband (John) sat on one end of the hall holding Darwin while I controlled the clicker.  I clicked it a few times and bam, Darwin flew to me!  OK, great, so John grabbed the clicker and got back in position, clicked it a few times, and again, Darwin flew to him and landed on his hand!!  We didn't record it this time, but I promise you, I WILL record the upcoming tries for all to see.  For 8 months I think Darwin is progressing nicely.  Clicker training does work.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 06:42:08 AM »

Yes, clicker training works really well.  I don't use it because I find that I need an extra hand, I just use a lot of praise and treat.  I'm just a little bit concerned though when you said you have been watching free flying videos.......you don't intend to take him outdoors and fly without a harness do you?

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 05:57:50 PM »

Sounds like darwin is doing really well  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :yahoo:

Like Pat though I would never take my bird outside without a harness  :panic: :panic:
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 07:34:42 PM »

Oh absolutely NOT!!  Darwin is now my child (as I don't have any real ones).  I'd never ever risk losing him or worse.  Just got inspired is all....
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 07:35:41 PM »

Thank goodness for that  :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 07:42:10 PM »

Oh absolutely NOT!!  Darwin is now my child (as I don't have any real ones).  I'd never ever risk losing him or worse.  Just got inspired is all....


Phew, that's a relief.  It's lovely to see birds free flying but I've heard of too many heartbreaking stories where they just never came back.   

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 10:50:40 AM »

Hi folks, been away for a while as we've had a litter of border collie puppies. Kato now has an even bigger vocabulary to include puppy noises and barks  :haha: we have two pups ourselves who we are clicker training- never considered it for birds. Kato now has full flight feathers back after in our ignorance we had him clipped :cry2: he now prefers to walk but does fly very occasionally. Do you think we could use this to encourage him to fly again?
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 07:54:53 PM »

Yes, I'm sure you could.  Some Greys do prefer to walk though but as long as he's got his feathers he has the choice bless him.  Clicker training is fine, but you don't really need a clicker, have a look at some of the training video's that I've done, just praise him up loads and give a little bit of nut or half a sunflower seed as a treat.

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 07:58:25 PM »

We tried clicker training but to be honest it never worked as Frodo ate the clicker.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 08:22:30 PM »

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. @ frodo. Xx


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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 09:37:20 PM »

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: bet that was a good game, much better than training  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 10:24:37 PM »

 :baby: We looked every where for a clicker then got one in Leeds market but Thabo was not at all interested it's in the back of a draw now
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