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African Grey Tricks

Postby sammi1998 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:33 pm

What are some tricks I can teach Cricket?? She knows some color identification, and a few other small things. Anyone have any suggestions for tricks?
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Re: African Grey Tricks

Postby Michael » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:33 pm

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Re: African Grey Tricks

Postby DustyTheGrey » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:16 am

hey there, I have an African Grey and I have been following the guide posts on Michael's Trained Parrot blog.
I get a chop stick, a clicker and some treats, and about 5-10 mins each day is spent on focussed trick training.
The reason I think trick training is so important because it not only provides stimulation for him but it also greatly improves my relationship with Dusty, he is always so much more co-operative on the days I do trick training, and if I for some reason skip a day then he when he sees me again he will try and start a "session" by using his body language to show me that he wants to do tricks.

great beginner tricks for my african grey were:
Target (touching the end of a chop stick with his beak)
Wave
"Kiss" (making a kissing sound and touching me with his upper beak)
Wings
Turn-around
Upside down flip
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