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Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:13 pm

Rocko has gotten good at flight recall and comes when I call his name but sometimes he doesn't and I think maybe a whistle will make him come on command every time.Does anybody use a whistle and is there a specific type of whistle that would be best?
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby Michael » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:42 am

Only for super long distance outdoors. Indoors or short distance it just gets annoying. Believe me. Reason he's not coming isn't because he can't hear you.
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby liz » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:45 am

I just use their word "com'ere". If they are not paying attention I use their name and then the word. Just like kids they do not always do what I want but they do know what I want.
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:29 am

Michael wrote:Only for super long distance outdoors. Indoors or short distance it just gets annoying. Believe me. Reason he's not coming isn't because he can't hear you.

What would be his reason for not coming? Should I use a different word.
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby Wayne361 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:16 pm

ParrotsForLife wrote:
Michael wrote:Only for super long distance outdoors. Indoors or short distance it just gets annoying. Believe me. Reason he's not coming isn't because he can't hear you.

What would be his reason for not coming? Should I use a different word.


Think of it in reverse.....why should he come? There has to be something in it for the bird to motivate it to recall. If the bird receives a positive experience every time he flys to you.....soon he will have no issue flying to you on cue (whatever that may be). If bird is within sight a visual cue of just holding up your hand/arm will cue bird for recall.....

Hope that helps.....dont focus on the verbal cues.....focus on training for recall.

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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:24 pm

Wayne361 wrote:
ParrotsForLife wrote:
Michael wrote:Only for super long distance outdoors. Indoors or short distance it just gets annoying. Believe me. Reason he's not coming isn't because he can't hear you.

What would be his reason for not coming? Should I use a different word.


Think of it in reverse.....why should he come? There has to be something in it for the bird to motivate it to recall. If the bird receives a positive experience every time he flys to you.....soon he will have no issue flying to you on cue (whatever that may be). If bird is within sight a visual cue of just holding up your hand/arm will cue bird for recall.....

Hope that helps.....dont focus on the verbal cues.....focus on training for recall.

Wayne

He already comes when I call him now, this thread was created like a month ago.
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby Wayne361 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:29 pm

congrats....sorry didnt see a follow up....

Regards,

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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby Chantilly » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:31 am

That is really good advise Wayne! :D
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby liz » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:55 am

Parrotforlife, in this forum we have the ability to bring up past posts if we think we have something new to add or if we have questions on the topic instead of starting a new thread.

I envy those who can whistle. I have not been able to. My Momma was really bad at it but tried. Now my birds have another kind of whistle than before . They sound like Momma trying to whistle.
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Re: Whistle for Flight recall?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:45 am

liz wrote:Parrotforlife, in this forum we have the ability to bring up past posts if we think we have something new to add or if we have questions on the topic instead of starting a new thread.

I envy those who can whistle. I have not been able to. My Momma was really bad at it but tried. Now my birds have another kind of whistle than before . They sound like Momma trying to whistle.

I know but he was talking to me, Im not gonna ignore him of course im gonna reply and tell him Rocko comes when called now.I cant whistle and I wasn't talking about that I was talking about an actual whistle that you would buy.
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