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Postby nakochen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:30 am

how do i train my budgie to lie on it's back?
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Re: how do i train my budgie to...

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:38 am

I don't think they do that. But if it is possible, basically you just have to use an extensive positive/negative reinforcement technique and really work on it. Unfortunately budgies are really hyper and don't stay in one place for long so I don't know how long it would stay. Here's a somewhat simpler one to teach:



You can teach the budgie to hang upside down from your finger.
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Re: how do i train my budgie to...

Postby nakochen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:18 pm

thanks but i wanna teach it to do that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z674rOALsYc
because it's young it has poop leftovers on it's feathers and i wanna clean it witout making it uncomfortable
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Re: how do i train my budgie to...

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:49 pm

Oh, that's nothing. Holding it on its back in your hand is nothing at all. I thought you wanted it to roll over on its own and play dead the way Kili does. That is difficult and not all parrots would do that I think. To just flip and hold it on back is just the usual taming process. It's not a trick at all.

But for cleaning the bird this isn't even necessary. You can just give the budgie a shower like this:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=641&p=2761#p2730
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Re: how do i train my budgie to...

Postby MissLady9902 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:05 pm

because it's young it has poop leftovers on it's feathers and i wanna clean it witout making it uncomfortable


Poop leftover on the vent (butt) is a sign of illness. You might want to take your new budgie to a vet.
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