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Discuss the methods and techniques of clicker training, target training and bonding. These are usually the first steps in training a young parrot.

Basics

Postby EamonM310 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:09 am

My parrot is freindly and will step up and give kisses however he does nt like to be touched is there anyway in which i can teach him to be scratched, let me touch him and teach him to wave and shake
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Re: Basics

Postby Michael » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:19 am

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Re: Basics

Postby EamonM310 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:30 am

Thanks that was just wat i was looking for have u any idea it would take to complete this training
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Re: Basics

Postby Michael » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:36 am

As long as it takes.
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Re: Basics

Postby EamonM310 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:41 am

Ive been trying this technique but my parrot keeps putting his beak towards my hand nd not letting me get too close what should i do
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Re: Basics

Postby Kathleen » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:49 pm

To teach your bird that your hands are rewarding, you can probably use the techniques outlined in this article, where I overcome some mild aggression with a senegal parrot:

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Read the steps to how I improved the relationship and watch the video clip to show what I outlined in the article steps for hand taming. The article goes in greater detail of what to do and the video clip is just to supplement the article.
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Re: Basics

Postby bmsweb » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:37 pm

Kathleen wrote:To teach your bird that your hands are rewarding, you can probably use the techniques outlined in this article, where I overcome some mild aggression with a senegal parrot


Kathleen is 100% correct and it all does really work. Our Cockatiel was pretty much the same. Once trained he loved being with us, enjoyed doing tricks etc and even loved the head/neck scratch, but no way he would let you touch his back or hold him. With lots rewarding and telling him how well he was doing I can hold him upside down and pretty much do what ever I like and he is very trusting.

Good Luck with the training.
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