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attempting retrieve

Postby kimbo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:42 am

ive taught chico :senegal: to turn round and to shake my finger. now im trying to get him to give me an object. so far its gone like this give chico object, ask him to give it to me. chico chews it, ask again, chico chews it, ask again , chico throws object on floor. i guess its just perserverence and patience. we will get there.
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Re: attempting retrieve

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:58 am

A) Don't use chewy objects
B) Don't expect parrot to know what to do
C) Shape the behavior
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Re: attempting retrieve

Postby kimbo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:07 am

bought a plastic tool set for kids, no bits to swallow. no soft ones and differant sizes.
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