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List of important training topics

Discussion in 'The Training Court' started by Atomiklan, 6/14/17.

  1. Tiel Feathers

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    I meant that you can train the bird to take meds and clip nails without the need for a towel.
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Rollerblading along the road Super Moderator

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    ^^This! My two both let me hold them in my hand on their back and clip their nails! Even my girl who doesn't really like to be scratched, and who refuses to let me touch her wings, will let me clip her nails!
     
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  3. Atomiklan

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    Ha, I had never actually considered the prospect of not having to use a towel. I guess I just assumed it would always be a fight. Good to know. This method would of course be ideal to reduce stress, but towel training will still be important for other procedures and for different stages of life I am sure. Thanks!
     
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    Playing with a towel and getting you bird comfortable with a towel is so important. I have yet to do it but my one bird who is at least comfortable being near a towel is so much more calm when I do towel her. She no struggling or elevated heart rate. I don't think she likes it per say but she tolerates it so much better then the others who I am still working on.
     
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  5. Tiel Feathers

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    One of my birds also tolerates the towel very well, and the other three are okay with it. They don't try to frantically get away, but they don't like it either. Two of my birds will play with the towel after.
     
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    Added two other good topics. Socialization and desensitization.
     
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    Currently retraining JoJo to fly to a wiffle ball, fetch it and drop it in my hand. He was an expert at it but he got bored and I didn't have a new training prepared. Right now he grabs the ball ihold out to him and drops it in my waiting hand. Tonight he will be dropping it in a dish.
     
  8. Atomiklan

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    Any last comments/suggestions or should I call this list essentially complete for now?
     
  9. Atomiklan

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    Somehow I forgot to add house training to the list...
     
  10. WendyN

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    Thank you for compliling this list.
     
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    Cleaning out my host server. The link I posted long ago at the beginning of this thread should now be dead, but don't worry, I have preserved an image of the original contents of that link here for archival purposes now that this discussion should be dead. Thanks

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