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training

  1. GalaxyDog9

    Mild discipline question

    Hi everyone! So, spending more time with my birdie, dance partys lol I’ll put music on with my phone and we’ll both sing the song :sing:But sometimes he will step on my phone and mess up the music, not a huge deal, but got me thinking, I’ve seen stuff about don’t hit/scream/spray with water to...
  2. Clairdelun

    Bird growing distant

    Ive had my tiel since she was 2 weeks old .Now she is 1 year and 5 months old.She used to be very much tamed and liked to hang out with me all day long. Since back then she is the only bird I owned I could pay it a lot of attention. She follows most of my commands and didn't bite. Just one...
  3. BibaDiba

    Baby macaw questions

    I have never had a macaw before, I do have experience with a lot of smaller birds, cockatiels, budgies, lovebirds and have been really wanting a macaw for several years. So I did loads of research, watched many videos, until we found the most beautiful baby macaw and decided that he's the one...
  4. M

    Breeder birds

    Hello, I need any help or advise. I am considering purchasing a pair of eclectus. The person I am going to purchase these birds from said he had them for two years and had 4 chicks over the two years. They are aged 6-7 years old. The female was always a breeder, the male was a pet turned...
  5. J

    Budgie keeps flying away outside if the cage

    Hey there! Got 3 young budgies , all are approximately 3-4 months . One is excellent at training outside of the cage : like step up as well as flying to me trick. The other 2 however … is a different case One is quite good at stepping up inside her cage but the moment she gets outside of her...
  6. R

    2 very shy Linnies landed

    Hi all, I have 2 beautiful but very shy female Linnies just landed. I planned on just 1 but these two are sisters and seem pretty bonded. I’m aware it will take more time to bond and happy to put the effort in. I have recently had fantastic success with the tiel who was very shy and quiet and is...
  7. Atiq

    Pictures Cockatiel Petting & Bonding Tips

    Hi there, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now. I think it’s gotten really comfortable with me since I work from home and I put the tiel on my desk while I work and...
  8. H

    Never been out of a cage, need advice

    I just got my first bird three days ago from a privately owned pet store. He's a cockatiel that's just over a year old and I named him Winston. He is an absolute sweetheart and took to me immediately. Within the first 10 minutes of me putting him in his flight cage, he was already eating and...
  9. daxthetiel

    Pictures Dax, my 3yr old cockatiel, loves rubbing my face, but wont accept hand scritches

    Hello all, My little guy, Dax, seems to love scritches, and constantly asks for face-to-face rubs (I rub my cheek on his head) but absolutely cannot stand fingers near his face. He has no problem stepping up or hanging out on my hands (only mine, will not accept my husband's or visitors'...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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