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Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:45 am

I have been wondering ..

Can i use other clicker than the one like yours ?

Because when i go to the pet store it costs $15 !!

I don't really have that much money ..

And yes , That perch you have ..

What did you use ?

I really would like one for my budgie ( Toby )
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Michael » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:38 am

You can use whatever you want. If you want to be really cheap you can just make a sound or say a word every time you would have clicked and that works too. Probably not as well with a budgie.

We had a long argument about the pro/cons of clicker training you may like to check out here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=278

Here is a video of a budgie getting clicker trained:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RFnBnVRe5A
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:27 pm

But what i heared from youtube that if we use/make our own clicker our budgies could not here the click sound as it is so soft ..

Can you show me an example to on using a different clicker( make own clicker ) ?
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Michael » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:49 pm

Buy a whistle and just blow the whistle in place of a click.
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:23 pm

Oh okay thanks ..

But if my sis gots a prob , when she carries her budgie(taylor) , taylor tried to escape ..

Any tips on how to make her not to escape and show care ?
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Michael » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:10 pm

Target train it, be nice to it, and teach it to be grabbed so you can grab and carry it where you want it.
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:14 pm

But if the bird doesn't understands the clicker " CLICK" ? What should i do ?
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Michael » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:48 pm

You're going to have to do a little reading for yourself:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=227
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:52 pm

Okay ..

But thanks anyway ! ;]

I hope these tips you gave me helps .
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Re: Can i use other clicks than the clicker ?

Postby Budgielovers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:53 pm

But do you let your bird out often or rarely or when teaching tricks only ?
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