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  1. L

    Parrot Screaming to Local Lorikeets!!

    Hello everyone! I'm new to Avian Avenue as I was recently given a parrot - an INR called Monte. Monte is pretty well behaved most of the time but there are some issues...one of which is his calls to the lorikeets in the area. Monte lives in my room as nowhere else in the house is suitable for...
  2. C

    Cockateil training

    So my tiel is 6 months old .She was raised by me since she was 2 weeks old .She was very much tamed and trusted me till.I even taught the step up command easily and then somewhere something went wrong ,suddenly my bird doesnt trust me and bites if I touch her.I think it might be because I...
  3. H

    Fostering - Constant contact calling?

    Hi all, I very recently started fostering. I grew up with a few types of birds - budgies, a lovebird, then my mom had a grey shortly before I moved out. I'd been pet-less since then, for about the past decade. Wanting to try having a bird again, I decided to foster and my husband was okay with...
  4. SnowB

    Severe biting! Please help!

    Hi, I have a 13 week old sun Conure that won’t stop biting me! I know that birds do occasionally bite for certain reasons but I don’t have this problem with my other birds! My conure has bitten my finger nails so hard that he punctured my nail bed and I had to go to the ER and the second time I...
  5. SnowB

    7 week old sun conure flying

    Hi everyone :) My Sun Conure is 7 weeks old going on 8 weeks this Friday. Last night he was playing all over my hands when I was trying to get things done so I set him down on my dresser and he flew to me out of nowhere. That was the very first time he has ever flown. I put him back on the...
  6. coward

    training!

    i have a white faced cockatiel, no clue how old he actually is but the breeders i got him from claim that he was about a month old when i got him and ive had him since late july. i wanted to know if anyone has any tips on how i can just generally train him, if it's not too late. i'm planning on...
  7. Haroobom

    How to encourage training ?

    I got a cockatiel 5 days ago, on the first night I left her in the cage, the next few days when I took her out she would let me put her on the different perches I had set up across my room. Now when I take her out she does step up but as soon as she's totall out she flies across the room and...
  8. Alex S

    Aggressive old cockatiel

    Hi all, first post here and in a bit if desperation (probably common for newbies). The backstory is not great, but I'm hoping people will see that I'm here trying to do the right thing. The abridged backstory: Poki is a 22 year old male cockatiel. He was bought for me when I was 10 as a...
  9. BirdWorld

    It’s taken forever, but...

    I am finally getting closer to teaching Blinky to step up! :yah: He’s still scared of hands but at this point if I put a perch in front of him he will step up, let me move him from point a to point b, then get off again. For now I’m not teaching him a command, just using it to get him back into...
  10. 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...
  11. Seulregi

    Socialising baby conures

    Hey guys! Please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this (cross posted here and behaviour byway as I’m not sure which is the best place to post for this question) so I’m currently hand rearing a green cheek conure (it’s sibling will be pulled from the nest next week) and I’m...
  12. sunnysara

    Pictures Clip wings on sun conure?

    Sunny, my 12 week old Sun Conure flies all around the house. I trimmed her flight feathers just a bit so my parents could leave me alone about it, but she still flies high and fast. Our last bird escaped and everyone in the house is afraid she will too. My Sunny still acts like a baby, she...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Snickerdoo

    Leaf's training journal!

    3rd October 2020- Leaf has been progressing in leaps and bounds when it comes to his training, but today was particularly good. First off, we addressed that pesky biting habit of his. Lovebirds will be lovebirds, but I'm hoping training will have some effect. Second, he now takes treats from my...
  16. Ali91

    Conure Behaviour Problem

    Hello, We have our 2 year old conure Phoenix and he behaves great but has just recently started landing on the light fittings and trying to chew the wires. We've made sure all the rooms are safe for him to fly about in, he's out when we're at home and he likes to follow us around, but can't...
  17. conureluv

    Help training dogs to not jump up onto cage

    I have two terriers, one’s 1 and the other is 5. The younger one ( Bailey ) is already used to being in my room and at no point has jumped up onto the cage. The older one ( Scout ) on the other hand, whines and barks when I try to teach her it’s bad to jump. I go to school, and my guardian says...
  18. 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...
  19. Gokha

    Biting while training?

    The bites are kinda getting worse and mostly happen when I clicker train Momo. Specifically, when I ask her to step up, there’s no problem when I do recall training. Maybe she somehow had a trauma in the past with stepping up? She does it perfectly fine sometimes and sometimes just bites out of...
  20. SmolParrot

    The most trainable parrot

    Obviously to call a certain species of parrot the most intelligent is a vast generalization. Intelligence is far too complex to just say "_______" parrot is overall the smartest, and a smarter parrot may even be harder to train due to stubborness My question is, as a trend, which species of...
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