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Elliott

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How to train where is "out of bounds"?
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:05:16 PM »

Hi, I wanted to ask any tips for encouraging Dolly (our 12 week old AG) to stop sitting on top of the curtain rails?

They are varnished wood and I don't want her to potentially chip any off and ingest it. Also, it is near a window which seems like a cold area in the living room, so I would prefer her to utilise the rest of the room instead.

I offer my hand and say up or down to get her to come onto my arm or hand and then I bring her down to her perch/cage or onto my lap. Alternately I offer the java branch for her to step onto, then slowly move her away and praise her for coming with me... however from time to time she flies back up there...

Any tips would be good.

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Re: How to train where is "out of bounds"?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 11:09:16 PM »

Welcome to my world Elliott, I have three of them that always land on mine  :rofl:

I've now put a shelf above my rails and have teddy bears on it, since I've done that none of them have landed there.
So apart from popping something "scary" there I have no more suggestions apart from continuing doing what you are already doing  :thumbsup:

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Re: How to train where is "out of bounds"?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 11:16:38 PM »

Haha

Yep - welcome to the parrot world...anywhere you don't want them to go to...they surely will

People put towels over picture frames and curtain poles etc, and as Julie says, teddy bears on shelves etc, just to make it less attractive, and a little scary for them to land there

Your house will never quite be the same again, as it was before you got Dolly  :haha: :haha:

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Re: How to train where is "out of bounds"?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 11:23:54 PM »

Haha! Love it!

She is a little devil (bless her!) and I love the fact she "knows" where I would prefer her not to go!

I actually lined up some DVDs along the top earlier and she took a flight towards them, then turned sharpish and went back to the top of her cage!

Clearly she isn't a movie fan!  :biggrin:

Can't wait until she makes her next move!

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Re: How to train where is "out of bounds"?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 11:27:04 PM »

She'll find somewhere else to land that you don't want her to  :rofl:

One of mine, Rosie has taken a shine to landing on the clock now  :rofl: :rofl:

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