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Re: has anyone else tried double rewarding

Postby Michael » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:25 pm

What's more exciting to get 2 little candies or a whole piece of cake?
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Re: has anyone else tried double rewarding

Postby Pricey_boy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 pm

Haha bandit always wants the whole cake but only get to dip his face in the seeds when he does good and he has a very good understanding of it
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Re: has anyone else tried double rewarding

Postby Wayne361 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:24 pm

I'm not to sure about the method of double treating in its affectiveness. If it works for you then great, but I tend to train on a progressive scale. Meaning, i gradually expect more out of the parrot as time goes on and reward accordingly. For example you mentioned the wave trick, at first I would reward with ANY raising of his foot. I would then reward through the best set of times he moved his foot higher on cue till he now raises his foot high and waves his toes as well. I ignore anything less and Oscar has caught on. I think Michael goes over this technique as well on his blog. Just makes sense to me and I have had great success with it.
What I will do from time to time is switch up his treats for more favourable ones for doing what I ask during non-training times. For example flying to me on cue outside of training will often, but not always, yield him a small piece of banana or grape (his favourite treats).
Again, if it works for you then great I am just offering my methodology for conversation sake.

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Re: has anyone else tried double rewarding

Postby Pricey_boy » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:20 pm

It's worked really good with bandit he now knows a verbal and visual cue.when people reward small birds with sunflower seeds they have much smaller bodies than a cockatoo and so there getting larger amounts than bigger birds
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