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Riti the Kakariki takes a big step, I'm so proud of her.

Discussion in 'Other Parrot Lane' started by Mark & Da Boyz, 7/3/18.

  1. Mark & Da Boyz

    Mark & Da Boyz Sprinting down the street

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    Way a go Riti!!!! I was talking to a friend about Riti being so afraid of hands and she suggested I try to get Riti to take her favorite treat from my hand. Well she sees everything as a treat so I was a bit at a loss. Well I was changing the seed bowls and noticed the few Sunflower seeds she gets were all opened and eaten. So I thought "Why not" and offered her a Sunflower seed. She just looked at it but didn't go for it. Then I thought "Maybe"... so I opened up one and offered she the kernel and she about took my finger off getting the reward! We did a few more with her getting her treat and a great deal of praise as well.
    A BIG step very big, maybe the biggest we've made to date, as she HATES hands and runs away anytime she see them. Maybe I can begin to show her that good things come from hands.

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  2. hrafn

    hrafn Rollerblading along the road

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    :starshower: Good job, brave Riti!!
     
  3. WendyN

    WendyN Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Sooo cute!
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  4. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    Yay for Riti, good job.....both of you! :)
     
  5. Clueless

    Clueless Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Keep the sunflower seeds out of food dish, use just for treats from the hand.
     
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  6. Mark & Da Boyz

    Mark & Da Boyz Sprinting down the street

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    I am...just spent about 1/2 hour picking Sunflower seed out of the mix...I'll be going to the bar now! :wacky:
     
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