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taming

  1. FeatheredM

    My tips for taming and bonding with a shy bird

    Many people ask about how to tame and bond with their bird, and I don’t blame them. Bonding with your bird can be hard sometimes. Some birds love you in a snap, while others decide that because you sneezed you must start your relationship all over again. This can happen in particular with...
  2. B

    My lovebirds are terrified of me and fly away whenever i come near them (how do i tame 2 lovebirds)

    Hi there, sorry if this is in the wrong catergory i wan't sure where to put it as this is my first post (on any forum website) Details: 2 Black masked lovebirds. Pet store we got them from said they were about 8 months (don't know if true or not) Both male and are bonded to one another. I...
  3. L

    How to tame two budgies

    Hey everyone! I got my original budgie 2 weeks ago and she was bonding with me. She didn’t step up yet but she knew not to be scared. I got her sister from the same breeder 2 days ago. They get along fine and they’re happy and all but my original budgie has forgotten the bond with me. She runs...
  4. D

    Questions about step-up/taming

    Hello everyone! Ive recently gotten a 11 week old baby Sun Conure, he/she will come up to the front of the cage and lick all over my face and fingers lol. But the problem im having is step-up training. Ive been training him/her for maybe about 4-5 days now and I know thats not enough most likely...
  5. F

    Need advice on next steps for taming

    Hello! I have had my budgie for about a week and half. I got him from petco. He has never really been afraid of my hands. First day I got him I put my hand on the cage to gage how scared he was and he just continued preening. So the next day I put millet in my hand and he jumped in my hand and...
  6. FeatheredM

    What was the hardest

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  7. S

    My Budgie Hates Being Held

    I've had my budgie, Haven, (female) for almost a year now. She used to be very social and let people hold her all the time. After about a month, she started pecking my finger when I held her. I looked it up and trained her out of it. Now she hates being held, and has for months. I have been...
  8. S

    Taming An Older Cockatiel

    Hi, so I have a cockatiel who is around 14 years old. His name is Stitch. My mother bought him for my sister when I was around 7 and she was nine. Unfortunately, she didn't do much research in how to care for a bird properly and the time and effort that should go into it. Growing up I felt...
  9. Ocha_Tuna

    Meet Kimchi!

    Hi! This is Kimchi, my hand raised red factor canary! I think he's a boy, there's some little chatterings and until proven otherwise I will keep calling him a he :). I let him fly in my room or livingroom, he may not like being pet but he does enjoy sitting on people's shoulder and nipping...
  10. PtsOliver

    Trouble Taming Flighty Budgie

    I've been trying to tame my budgie for a while now, but I am struggling. She gets spooked whenever I pass the cage, and nothing I do helps that. I've tried putting bits of millet into her food bowl when I pass, but I don't know if she eats them. She is comfortable with me until my hands do...
  11. M

    Trust Issues (Indian Ringneck)

    I purchased an Indian Ringneck (6 months old) around 4 days ago and has been in its cage since. Whenever I try to get really close to the cage it starts to frantically fly side to side and also does the same when I try to change its feed. It isn't tame so would like for it to gain some trust in...
  12. K

    My cockatiel hates me

    I rescued this female cockatiel about a month ago, and she’s absolutely petrified of me. She was never really handled and was pretty neglected for the first 4 years of her life so I get I’m scary. She will eat millet from my hand, but she will not step up or come anywhere near my fingers. She...
  13. T

    need advice/tips with newly adopted macaw

    Hey Guys ! I’m recently just joining this page to get some tips/advice on a newly adopted macaw(2months). A little back story on this big guy: -we are the 3rd/4th home -he is about 30years old -we’ve gotten him fully vetted by our vet including blood work. All this has come back good except...
  14. Lauren_sim

    Step up training

    I want to work on step up training but I’m worried it’s too soon, chilli is a parent reared Hahns macaw, who I’ve had a little over a month now. He’s target trained and on a pellet diet (still working on veggies). He’ll take treats from my hand in and out of the cage, however, if there’s no...
  15. xjessicar9

    How to stop biting as it's happening?

    Fiona has been really on edge lately because my sister is coming home from college for the weekend, and she shares a room with me. Because of this, Fiona isn't very excited to have to share a room with her too! She acts like she wants to be around me, and even will fly to my shoulder on her own...
  16. Lauren_sim

    Help for taming a parent raised bird

    I recently got a parent raised Hahns Macaw (approx 5months old), I’m new to parrot ownership and I’m struggling with a few things and would love some advice. I’ve gotten him target trained pretty well, and will take treats my hand both in and out of the cage. But if I don’t have a treat or he’s...
  17. PtsOliver

    Trouble with Hand-Taming

    I recently got two cockatiels. One of them used to take millet from me reluctantly, but now both just flee when I offer. They don't freak out, just retreat to the back of the cage/away from me. I don't know what I did wrong. I also don't know how exactly to start. I know I have to get them to...
  18. oliviikate

    Has anyone tamed their canary?

    I've had my 2 hens (i think they're hens...don't know for sure) for a few months now, and they've settled in at home nicely :) I've done a lot of reading to make sure I'm taking care of them the best I can, but I am still unsure of how to do one thing: taming! It's the kind of thing where...
  19. asdf6121

    Bonding with a budgie?

    Hey everyone! I've only had my little Soda for about a month now, and she's still a bit shy sometimes, and rarely wants to come out of her cage. I bought her a nice wood playstand but she's afraid of it I also know taming takes a while and I don't want to push on her chest to make her step-up...
  20. A

    Conure Just Won't Stop Biting

    Hi, I've recently gotten Kiwi, a green cheek conure, I've had him for 2 weeks now (he's 5 months old) and he has adjusted well and has been a joy to be with. However, anytime I put my hands near him, he will run towards them and try to bite. I let him adjust to his new surroundings for about a...
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