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hillbilee001

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Training
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:10:29 PM »

hi
just got our parrot, hes already taken to me very well, but we are trying to train him to be comfortable with my wife and kids.
we have tried calling him etc ( comes to me with click of fingers ) but i have read to give him a treat when he gets it right.

what would be the best thing to use as treats??

many thanks for any help

lee
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Re: training
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 09:24:49 PM »

Same old story i am afraid, they can relate better to a male/female just how the grey is.

I can only suggest you take a back seat for awhile and let your wife feed it clean and spend lot of time talking letting it out of the cage and so on all the things it enjoys, having her doing all of that is no assurance that it will work it depends on your birds attitude keep at it though and in time it will become to trust her.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 10:09:47 PM »

Like Polo says try leaving all the nice things like letting out the cage, giving treats etc to the others for a while and you do all the unpleasant things like putting back in the cage.
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Re: Training
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 10:22:31 PM »

As for treats, you could use an almond cut into about 8 pieces and when that's gone, stop.  You will only have about 15 minutes of his attention, before he gets bored.  The best time to train is first thing in the morning before breakfast and again in the afternoon before their dinner.  Always end on a high, finish while he is still having fun and then he'll want to do it again.  If you drag on and on until he is really fed up, it will be harder to get him t do anything.  Have a look at some of the training clips I have put up.  Good Luck.  Oh and one other thing, always have him on a perch no higher than your chest when you are training.
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