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target training

  1. S

    different training levels

    so I have my two darling tiels who I just brought home recently. They're friendly, but not hand tamed. The problem is that Pocket is a lot friendlier and picked up eating from my hands in a day, and we're now working on simple target training. Jester on the other hand is still working on eating...
  2. K

    Target training scared bird

    Hello! I have a 5 year old cockatiel I rescued her almost 2 months ago. She’s not hand tamed, she will come eat millet from my hand but that’s all, she will not step up or do any other interaction with me. sometimes we struggle, because if I want to get her in her travel carrier or out of the...
  3. elitys

    Help getting an untamed bird into its cage

    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone had any tips on getting an untamed, flighted bird into their cage. We recently adopted a cockatiel (if you want the story, it's below) and he is not comfortable with stepping up. So far, he will only take sunflower seeds from our hands through his cage...
  4. malibu

    Clicker/marker training

    Hey everyone, So my lovebird has now finally started accepting treats from my hands so tonight I did very basic target training and she picked up the concept pretty well. I was wondering if marker training with a consistent "yes" would be easier than clicker training. I have an Australian...
  5. WallyCockatiel

    Book about taming, training, and more:

    I reccomend anyone of any bird type to check out this book; The Parrot Wizards Guide to Well Behaved Parrots. I have boughten it a month ago and it is super useful. It teaches you clicker training, target training, tricks, flight training and so much more! It is about 230 pages and is useful for...
  6. MooShu

    New to target training

    Hello everyone. I'm Cal and recently I've got a parrot that I've named MooShu. He had some health problems but he's getting better and better by the day. I want to target train him, so it would be easier for me to teach him to step up, following by letting him out of his cage more...
  7. S

    Training inside the cage

    Hello! I recently took in a rehomed CAG. He is not very much into human interaction. He takes treats when I offer them holding them between tips of my fingers, but no more than that. He prefers to stay away from me. In his previous home (he stayed there for 1.5-2 months) he was used to going...