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Postby Cage Cleaner » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:21 pm

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Re: Recall complications

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:34 pm

Cage Cleaner wrote:My GCC will recall perfectly under the following conditions:

1) If he wants to.
2) If I have a treat in my hand.
3) If I am close to him (five feet).
4) Only if he wants to.


Sounds about right :lol:
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Re: Recall complications

Postby felix11 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:35 am

He is loathe to fly because flight is strenuous. His flight muscles might not be developed fully, which makes flight very hard. You need to give him more reasons to do it.

Flight train when he is hungry. Use really great treats as rewards. Start the training session up close to the bird, with short flights and increase the distance. The more practice he has, the better his muscles will be, and the more confident he will get.

Yes, a flighted bird has a lot of power in a human/animal relationship. He will never fly if he doesn't want to, so you have to MAKE him want to with food rewards. As he gets better at flying he will enjoy it more and do it more often and for longer distances.
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Re: Recall complications

Postby felix11 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:38 am

Oh, also - try not to ever show your bird that you have a treat. That way they will come in all circumstances.
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Re: Recall complications

Postby Cage Cleaner » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:37 am

Ok
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Re: Recall complications

Postby Cage Cleaner » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:58 am

ok
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Re: Recall complications

Postby felix11 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:54 am

hahaha congrats on the success!
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