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Foraging tantrum

WendyN

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Joey gets fustrated if he can't figure out a foraging puzzle toy (like the treasure chest) or retrieve ALL of his treats from the bottoms up cups. He thrashes it and gives it a good beak whipping and scolding. I think maybe it is not his thing or he has expectations of a fast food drive through.
Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I think it's foraging at its best. It is supposed to be a challenge and they are supposed to have to figure it out.
 

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Tyrion does the same thing if it takes to long to get the prize ...:wacky:
 

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Just don't want to give him a complex if he can't open or get to the treat.
 

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I understand that. Maybe you could show him how it is done sometime. But then again it may not be what you want to do.
 

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Maybe try a more simple foraging experience and work the way up to more challenging.
 

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Think I will find simpler foraging toys.....
Tried to show him how to turn a key to open the chest and he kept biting me! Guess I wasn't opening it up quick enough. He was telling me that I need to practice and open the toy up faster.:lol:
 

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Make the toy easy at first and gradually make it harder.

We started the treasure box with sellotape over the back of the locks so all the bird had to do was pull the key at first. Then we started locking one side.
It now takes Sapphire about 7 seconds to solve, so we wrap it in cardboard or paper. Lol
 

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Thank you, that is a great suggestion!
 

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Nerd bird loved to eat raw walnuts in the shell but his beaks wasn't big or strong enough to crack them open. I would just pre crack them so he could eventually pry them open and claim his prize. His look of happiness and look how manly I am as he finally got it open, as far as he knew due to his HUGE strength, was gratifying for me and made his birdy day.
 

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Nerd bird loved to eat raw walnuts in the shell but his beaks wasn't big or strong enough to crack them open. I would just pre crack them so he could eventually pry them open and claim his prize. His look of happiness and look how manly I am as he finally got it open, as far as he knew due to his HUGE strength, was gratifying for me and made his birdy day.
There is nothing more rewarding than setting up the environment so the subject suceeds! It works on people too (including boyfriends). ;)
 
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