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  1. #1
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    Help with training bird

    Ive recently decided to try to bond with the cockatiel we've had for a few years. We haven't really taken care of him as well as we should have but now im determined to change that. Ive read online about if a bird bites you to not yell and to put them down and walk away. Ive tryed that but he just flys right back at me to bite again. How do i walk away if he wont let me? I really want to be a lot better with this bird.

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    How are you trying to train him? From his cage? Are you using any rewards to encourage him? You probably have to start from the beginning...giving treats through the bars, reading to him, talking to him etc. If he has been left on his own for a considerable amount of time, it isn't fair to now expect him to be tame or trained quickly. He needs to learn to trust you and that may take some time. You can try using a stick perch to get him used to stepping up. The good thing is that you are making the effort...it can only mean good things for you and the bird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady2 View Post
    How are you trying to train him? From his cage? Are you using any rewards to encourage him? You probably have to start from the beginning...giving treats through the bars, reading to him, talking to him etc. If he has been left on his own for a consderable amount of time, it isn't fair to now expect him to be tame or trained quickly. He needs to learn to trust you and that may take some time. You can try using a stick perch to get him used to stepping up. The good thing is that you are making the effort...it can only mean good things for you and the bird.
    I'll start with that. Thanl you! I decided to clean his cage out so he was out of the cage and on my shoulder but ill start talking to him through the cage a lot morr

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    8 quaker parakeets, 4 Indian Ringneck parakeets, 3 lovebirds, 5 cockatiels
    Great advice from Helena. What is his name? When you have him out of the cage, make sure there will be no loud noises or other people around that can startle him. Patience is the key, and this will have to be done at the cockatiel's pace. Good for you for trying. If you keep at it I am sure he will come around. Please keep us updated.

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    Ive made progress in these three days! hes gone from hissing at me every time i walk by to actually asking me for head pets! Im very excited about this

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    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.

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    he now freely lets me scratch his head and asks for it often! I can also tell the way he looks at me is a lot different too

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmiczaz View Post
    he now freely lets me scratch his head and asks for it often! I can also tell the way he looks at me is a lot different too

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    some pictures!

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    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    Yep, that's the spot
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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    Parrots

    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    Great job!

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