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GCC training

Discussion in 'The Training Court' started by parrotlover101, 6/11/19 at 5:05 AM.

  1. parrotlover101

    parrotlover101 Jogging around the block

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    I've just realized... I know nothing about training my GCC when s/he gets here!

    I was wondering, how do you teach them to sit on your hand, and be comfortable with you. How to teach them tricks. Also, some more info on harness training, do you recommend it? How does that work?

    I may get an adult bird, that's already trained, but I also may get a baby, that is new to humans. Thanks
     
  2. webchirp

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    I can use my new siggy line...Monica has done a tone of training info. I just bribe everyone with nutriberries.
     
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    :coffeescreen: Good to know! I will pick up some nutriberries when I go to get the food! :rofl:
     
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    :smuggrin: Only way to get 19 rascals to bed without fuss. If they have their nutriberries early, I have a lot of conure wrangling to do. Of course this is troublesome when you want to let them stay up late. They know those things are distributed around 8:30...9 comes and they start fussing and causing trouble.
     
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    Bribery ;) And being calm, patient, consistent and going at the bird's pace.

    Parrots are flock animals - your bird is going to want to have company. Set yourself up as the giver of delicious treats, and treat liberally. I like using flaked almonds (from the bakery aisle in the supermarket) because you can break them into pieces. You just want to give your bird a bite of something delicious so they don't fill themself up on just treats. Let your bird set the pace and don't force them into anything because that can damage your bird's trust in you. If they don't want to step up initially, then that's okay - just give it time.
     
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    Aww! That sounds crazy, but absolutely adorable... like a bunch of crazy kids!

    Okay, sounds easy enough! Flaked Almonds are a good idea! Thank you!
     
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    Do some research on positive reinforcement. Here's a link to a playlist on YouTube that contains various informative videos on bird training. As for getting your bird to be comfortable with you, just make sure that whenever you're with your bird it's a positive experience. Try giving them treats to eat out of your hand. Maybe just sit near their cage and talk to the bird, so it knows that you're not a threat, and it gets used to the sound of your voice. Lastly, wait for the to come to you. Don't try and forcefully pick it up or in it's personal space, unless it's on your birds own accord. Rather, sit with an open cage door. See if it wants to come and check you out. You can offer your hand or arm as a perch. Hope this was helpful!! Good luck with your new partner and friend.
     

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