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Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu May 19, 2016 12:02 pm

Well its like I got a new bird and all I did was give all the birds a bath and Mango decides to climb up on my finger and now we have been training the past few minutes and its only taking him like 3 seconds to step up and he is not running away from my fingers anymore.I am so happy now I know ill have him tame for Summer.Im going to bring him to the pet store later (More like pet supplies store) they don't sell pets just supplies and great toys and treats.

Took my sister a long time to get a good picture lol I guess this one will have to do.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby seagoatdeb » Thu May 19, 2016 12:40 pm

Thats great, its so nice to see that kind of progress.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu May 19, 2016 12:47 pm

seagoatdeb wrote:Thats great, its so nice to see that kind of progress.

I know I'm so happy.My step dad wanted a picture for proof lol.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby liz » Fri May 20, 2016 7:16 am

That is good progress.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby ParrotsForLife » Fri May 20, 2016 7:31 am

liz wrote:That is good progress.

He is doing much better today and we went for a walk to the pet shop across the road I mainly went because theres a new vets in the pet shop and I registered the birds there.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby Michael » Fri May 20, 2016 10:15 am

Don't get too excited. Because you didn't "earn" the trust or teach the bird to step up in a concrete/reproducible manner, you can just as quickly lose it. I would suggest using this opportunity to train and practice step-up for positive reinforcement so lock it in for the long run and to have a method you can revert to.
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Re: Guess who got a new bird!!!

Postby ParrotsForLife » Fri May 20, 2016 11:40 am

Michael wrote:Don't get too excited. Because you didn't "earn" the trust or teach the bird to step up in a concrete/reproducible manner, you can just as quickly lose it. I would suggest using this opportunity to train and practice step-up for positive reinforcement so lock it in for the long run and to have a method you can revert to.

Yeah I started that this morning and he did great and my Aunt is here now with her conure and he stepped up for her too.
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