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Hand > Finger?

Discussion in 'Lovebird Lane' started by SlenderSphere, 8/12/17.

  1. SlenderSphere

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    Hello!

    My lovebird is almost 3 months old and is not interested in "stepping up" onto my finger as a perch. However, he has recently started to walk onto my hand willingly when I lay it flat next to him. Is this a good alternative, or should I keep trying to get him to use my finger?
     
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  2. saroj12

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    My 24 yo Quaker only steps up into my cupped palms.
     
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  3. zoo mom

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    My cockatiels only start onto my forearm. Whatever works best is the right thing for your bird.
     
  4. TWR

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    Same here
     
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  5. greys4u

    greys4u Rollerblading along the road

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    Valentine will step up but she prefers that I lean my arm against her cage!
     
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  6. Lovebirdie

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    My lovebird prefers arms, but over time whenever he got spooked I would get him with my finger. This got him used to it. Also he would be so excited to go to my shoulder that he would go to my finger to get to my shoulder.:loveshower:
     
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  7. Mizzely

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    Gizmo would only step up onto my shoulder for the longest time. Made for some interesting positioning sometimes lol.
     
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    What @zoo mom said! Doesn't matter if it's hand over finger, and sometimes hand is a transition to finger.
     
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