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Is harness training worth it?

Postby Trick or 'Tiel » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:44 pm

Hello, bird people. :D I bought a Fred Bird harness for Ducky a while back because I wanted to be able to take him places. He was afraid of it when I put it in front of him so I just kind of left it lying around and not training him to wear it. I'm just thinking whether I should put the effort into training him to use it, or if it takes too long just forget it and teach him a new trick instead. He isn't comfortable with me touching his wings, and I know you need to lift the wings in order to put the harness on, but will it take a long time to tame him to get comfortable with that? Thanks.
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Re: Is harness training worth it?

Postby Michael » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:22 am

Teach other tricks, game him, build a great relationship first. Take him outside for sunlight in a wire cage/carrier. Then when there is a strong training background of other things, the harness Training will come easily.
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Re: Is harness training worth it?

Postby Trick or 'Tiel » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:47 am

He already knows about 10 other tricks, and is already bonded to me and loves head scratches, but isn't a fan of being grabbed. He also hates being in a cage with me around because he wants to be with me all the time :D
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