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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby Michael » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:04 pm

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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby Pricey_boy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:49 am

I had a reoccurring situation that I wanted bandit to stop but eventually I realised I can't stop him so I gave him all the freedom he wanted now this problem had stopped
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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby wildwindkennels » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:57 am

Hi there,
I have the same problem and after much thought I have decided on two options:
1) Put a wide pipe over the vertical legs (mine are 3') but the problem is finding something that is pliable enough to slice vertically and flexible enough to open to put over legs yet not so soft bird can get a grip.
2) My mostly likely option, screw a sheet of plexiglass or wood over the two sides.
Goal: remove anything their feet can grip to from platform to floor.
Good luck, will start on mine in a couple of days. Kinda late tho as my baseboards all eaten. lol
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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby Merlin » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:04 pm

Question my Red Lord Amazon started this again after over 15 years of climbing down his cage, even with side seed catchers. I do have two Beagles who have been trained not to touch Merlin. Yes you can train you dog to no touch your bird and alert you when issues happen. I do have a cat and she is trained as well. He just started doing this again the last two months. I do correct him, he does know commands. When I correct him it's not bad boy and back in his cage. He is left out of his cage when I'm home; ( home a lot ) HELP and why after all these years back to doing this. He turned 23 July 20! I have lived at my current home for six years! HELP! Serious soon he will be jailed baited 24/7/365
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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby Wolf » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:30 pm

Locking him up all of the time is not an answer to your problem, as it would be cruel as well as inhumane. I would think that the most likely cause is that your bird wants and needs more attention from you. My Grey parrot does this same thing, but only if she thinks that she needs more time with me than she is getting, if I give her a little more time with me then she does not do this.
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Re: How to keep Mingo from climbing to floor?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:36 am

Yep, he/she wants more attention and got tired of waiting for it so he/she is taking a more proactive approach. But I would strongly recommend you do NOT rely on your training with the dogs and cat. Beagles are hunting dogs and although they can be trained, the prey drive is genetically bred into them (even the pet quality ones have it although the field ones have it much stronger) so they can NEVER be trusted (same as a cat).
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