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Christmas

Postby AmyBullock » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:06 pm

Not sure where this goes, but I am so excited. I got Michael's book for Christmas. My GCC celebrates her one year hatch day tomorrow, looking forward to her being a most amazing and well behaved little friend.
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Re: Christmas

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:57 pm

I got Michael's book for Christmas too. My black headed caique Tupi is 5 months old and his training is coming on really well using Michael's training methods.
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Re: Christmas

Postby Pajarita » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:43 am

Lorius, please take into consideration that, at five months of age, you have a very young child in your hands so, if I were you, I would concentrate on bonding and teaching 'manners' as you go along and not so much formal training. Plenty of time to train when the bird is older and more self-assured (babies would do whatever you want them to without complaint even when they are stressed out about it - but this can have bad consequences as they get older because the human/bird bond is damaged by it -they have looooong memories!)
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Re: Christmas

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:36 pm

Pajarita wrote:Lorius, please take into consideration that, at five months of age, you have a very young child in your hands so, if I were you, I would concentrate on bonding and teaching 'manners' as you go along and not so much formal training. Plenty of time to train when the bird is older and more self-assured (babies would do whatever you want them to without complaint even when they are stressed out about it - but this can have bad consequences as they get older because the human/bird bond is damaged by it -they have looooong memories!)

No worries. I am mainly teaching Tupi to step up and down, target and fly to me when I call and fly to his cage. That takes up about ten minutes a day.
We do two sessions of head scriches, beaky rubs, snuggles and he likes to lay upside down in my hand and play toes. He also has a lot of toys to play with including things he can destroy.
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Re: Christmas

Postby ParrotsForLife » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:22 pm

Yeah my Blue fronted Amazon is 6 months old and we only do bonding activities and leave the training until later but I will continue asking him to step up and down etc and socialise with other people.
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Re: Christmas

Postby liz » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:13 am

I just noticed your information box. Thank you. Filled in like that makes it easier for me to remember the names and where you are from.
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Re: Christmas

Postby Pajarita » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:34 pm

Loriusgarrulus wrote:
Pajarita wrote:Lorius, please take into consideration that, at five months of age, you have a very young child in your hands so, if I were you, I would concentrate on bonding and teaching 'manners' as you go along and not so much formal training. Plenty of time to train when the bird is older and more self-assured (babies would do whatever you want them to without complaint even when they are stressed out about it - but this can have bad consequences as they get older because the human/bird bond is damaged by it -they have looooong memories!)

No worries. I am mainly teaching Tupi to step up and down, target and fly to me when I call and fly to his cage. That takes up about ten minutes a day.
We do two sessions of head scriches, beaky rubs, snuggles and he likes to lay upside down in my hand and play toes. He also has a lot of toys to play with including things he can destroy.



Ah, that's great! People would, sometimes, not realize that their bird, although it looks like an adult, it's still a young child emotionally speaking.
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Re: Christmas

Postby AmyBullock » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:31 pm

I have been wondering at what age is a GCC considered all grown up?
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Re: Christmas

Postby Pajarita » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:40 am

When they are 2 years old.
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