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how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby hannah50942 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:18 pm

do any of you know how to teach a cockatiel to jump :greycockatiel:
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby Wolf » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:06 pm

Check out this link; viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12873
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby hannah50942 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:26 pm

thx that really helped. my cockatiel Bob is a fast learner :greycockatiel:
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby Pajarita » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Please take into consideration that the bird jumping on the video is a macaw which, same as cockatoos, jump naturally (mine would use hops instead of actual walking when they want to get somewhere in a hurry and don't want to fly -Freddie actually tells himself to "Come on, come on, come on" in the same rhythm as he jumps -LOL) and that the girl is actually playing with the Hy and not just teaching the bird an useless trick. I've never seen a cockatiel jump and I've had a flock of almost 40 of them so I would think jumping is not something that comes naturally to them or even something they enjoy which, in my mind, pretty much nixes this as a useful interaction with them.
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby Charl » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:05 pm

Pajarita is right - jumping like that isn't so natural to cockatiels. It all depends on whether or not your cockatiel finds jumping a rewarding behaviour in the first place. Personally, I've never see one jump! They're not big dancers either compared to larger birds.

Don't worry though, the number of other tricks and variations out there are limitless!
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby kuchnaii » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:31 am

in the same rhythm as he jumps -LOL) and that the girl is actually playing with the Hy and not just teaching the bird an useless trick. I've never seen a cockatiel jump and I've had a flock of almost 40 of them so I would think jumping is not something that comes naturally to them or even something they enjoy which, in my mind, pretty much nixes this as a useful interaction with them.?
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby liz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 am

It would be good interaction if you can do it. A cockatiel is so little he may be afraid of hands moving that fast near him.
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Re: how to teach a cockatile to jump

Postby liz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:48 pm

Amy, my first cockatiel, would dance when her Bubba would sing.
Lola is my only dancer now. She dances when any of the boys sing.
My boys also sing duets.
No jumpers.
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