Komodeno wrote:My African Gray Casco ... I wish to train him to fly to my hand but any time I ask him to come to my hand he will not do it but he will easily come to the back of the chair. Any advice how to make him land on my hand?
My new Goffin Cockatoo Goofy ... The only problem I'm facing now is to actually make him land on my hand not on my arm so I can control his feat. any suggestions how to brake his habit of landing on the front of my arm and target only my hand?
It looks like all of my bird prefer to step on my arm and do not like to much being on my hand-fingers. What to do with this?
Komodeno wrote:I need also some advise about my B&G Macaw Jack ... Jack can fly very well but he cant take of the chair and land on the other. He is very confused. He will go over the two chairs but if he can't grab the back with his back he will not cross. What to do with him how to make him fly over?
Mangoismybird wrote:Now, the real question. My bird has been clipped from a very early age, but she's taking the muscle build up and target training very well. ... She has been recently falling in her cage (more like plummeting to the bottom) and she leaps from high places like her perch to try to reach me at times. I don't want her to get hurt, no matter how good her aim is. Should I let her work it out, or do I need to interfere?
Andromeda wrote:I am having the same problem with my brown-headed parrot. He can fly, and occasionally does, but generally he chooses not to as he never fledged properly. I've been working on re-fledging him but I am having the same problem as Komodeno: if he can't reach the other perch with his beak, he won't cross. He will cross a large gap where he can only reach the perch with the very, very tip of his beak, but once I move it any further than that he won't budge.
I've tried putting one perch higher than the other and that didn't work, either.
If anyone has any ideas I am all ears.
Mangoismybird wrote:First off, my parrot might be clipped again, even though I'm working on the give-it-a-shot argument with my mom who doesn't want her to fly out the door after all the investment of time and love I've put into her. While I can see her point, I also see yours, and the fact that the door is far away from where ever my parrot goes, and even if she was in the area, it's rarely opened and constructed so that there is a couple more doors to go through before she leaves. So I'm going to show her some of your posts and blog articles tonight and hopefully get her thinking.
Mangoismybird wrote:And are ceiling fans still dangerous when they're not in use? I have one in my room and I won't be able to take it out, though I have AC and I never use it. should I maybe blanket it when she's out if she's flighted? Thanks.
Michael wrote:You may just need something more motivating (could mean feeding less before). It's just about getting the inertia going of going back and forth that he is confident and not thinking about it and spreading the gap a little at a time. A possible sucker move is to have a hand/foot on the perch he's moving to and just jerking it a little further away as he crosses and has to flap to make it across. Super reward this and make a huge deal about how great it is he flew, big treats, etc to make up for scare so he doesn't want to not try again. Once you get him to figure out to flap as he moves across, it's all just practice from there but easy. You can see in my first time recall vids that they didn't know what to do at first either but once they figured it out, we made progress in giant leaps.
-Teflon: they can't use teflon pans/cookware and have to replace them with alternatives or the fumes could kill your bird even in your own room
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