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Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Michael » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:21 pm

Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

This one is about how I am taming Truman to roll him on his back and to open his wings. Full description of the process and video on the blog.
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Brittanyv326 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 pm

EXTREMELY HELPFUL! I had to ask the lady I got Sadie from to show me how to do this but being able to watch it right before I try over and over is very, very helpful. I have to be sure I grab her smoothly and confidently and that means knowing where to put my hand. Thanks for taking the time to show us this!
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Michael » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:53 pm

In your case pay more attention to how I grab Kili than Truman since you have a Senegal. However, follow the pace and technique I use on Truman cause I go faster with Kili. Also you will find this helpful and it is Senegal specific:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpBPUtgpMY

it is labeled for one person-birds but the same technique is used to tame a no-person bird! :lol:
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Brittanyv326 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:18 pm

Thank you!! I was at the point where I was able to put my entire hand around her body, but lately she has learned that biting gets her somewhere (thanks, boyfriend), so I'm suffering a lot of wounds here and really gotta crack down and sort of train from the beginning again. She will bite me for no reason at all and then just look at me while she's doing it. I actually heard my skin pop from where she pinched it so hard... It's not pleasant, so if it's bad, I'll blow in her face, but then she comes back and bites harder. Ahh... Well I worked with her all day instead of going to the movies like I was going to and we've made lots of progress, so hopefully within a week I can begin trying to pick her up again. Thanks for the videos!
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Lewis » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:17 pm

Can this be done with an older bird (5 years), im making sure blue is used to touch all over his body first. just want to be sure im not too late, or is this a case of better late than never?
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby cansahin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:11 pm

hello, I see you are a good bird trainer so my question is, should I just grab my cockatiel's back?
here are some info. he is actually realy tame. he steps up let's me scratch his head. but I cant hold his back? what sould I do? just grab him so he gets used or have you a good tecknic for me to use so I can hold him in my hand
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:01 pm

http://trainedparrot.com/toweling

Follow those steps just using your hand instead of towel
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Cockatielsongs » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:31 am

HELP! I really want to teach my bird to play dead etc however my 'tiel hates being touched on his back and wings, he only lets me scratch his head and neck. When I place my hand gently on his back or even brush my finger against his back or wings he would turn around and bite viciously :( I avoid reacting to the bite but it isn't plesant. However my 'tiel is tame and enjoys being scratched on his head and neck but he simply refuses to have his wings and back touched... :greycockatiel:
Note: My 'tiel knows how to step up etc
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby Pricey_boy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:16 am

Quickly flip their body with one hand and quickly reward them and eventually after a couple days they will start lifting their foot so you can help them flip them selfs so you don't do it because they don't like that
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Re: Early Taming Steps About How to Tame a New Parrot

Postby CaitlinRice413 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:41 pm

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