Manziboy wrote:Manzi has never really had an issue with being put back in his cage. This year I noticed that he sometimes would run away from me when I told him he had to "go home." Because of that, I began putting treats in his cage to get him to "go home." That worked really well. Now I usually just tell him the command and stick a pine nut or something in his cage and he will go within a few seconds all by himself. Sometimes I am in a hurry and don't have time so I do just grab him and put him back really quickly, but since he is so receptive to treats, I do try to use that method as much as possible. I don't think larger birds are as flighty as smaller birds such as Kili. Manzi will become flighty if he is chewing on something he isn't supposed to have such as my keys. Then, if I catch him, he will immediately fly back to his cage or play stand.
I do have problems with him getting into trouble with chewing "off limit" items and am still not sure how to stop this behavior.
- When using the word - TREAT----Would it be too much trouble - to actually say what the treat IS? For Instantly - "I gave my bird a treat - (pine nut)" That would be much appreciated.I need some positive reinforcement. Over and over through all of these posts - Everyone is constantly referring to "treats
When using the word - TREAT----Would it be too much trouble - to actually say what the treat IS? For Instantly - "I gave my bird a treat - (pine nut)" That would be much appreciated.
liz wrote:...an Grey with a big vocabulary and aptitude. When he wanted a cookie he asked for it. If he wanted an apple he asked for it. Of course he is the one who knew his colors and what an object was made of.
Wolf wrote:Most birds do not like to be restrained and this is very normal. I would not do this grabbing more than once or twice in any training session and then your bird may learn to be more comfortable with you using this technique simply by not over doing it. Try this and let me know if things improve.
Pajarita wrote:Lovebirds don't really like been touched a lot so if yours steps up, comes when you call him, does tricks and enjoys your company I would say that you have done a wonderful job with him and would not risk losing such a great relationship insisting on doing something he doesn't like.
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