- Thank you for the advice. Obviously, I had to handle her a few times yesterday to have her come out of the carrier cage, put her in her new cage and again to place her new furnishings in the cage before bedtime... I Don't intend of forcing her to hang out with me constantly or over-handling her just for my fun.
I do plan on getting a clicker on the weekend and start training that way with treats in her cage at first. Just to show her, Hey when she comes around I get treats! But I am having a hard time thinking of what COULD be a treat considering she's on an all seed diet (sunflowers, almonds, millet, etc....) So that'll be a bit tough to switch her out to pellets and fruits/veggies. I am hopefully going to segue clicker training into having her step up for me over the next couple of weeks.
I am not sure if this makes any difference or not, but she seems pretty comfortable on me once the "step-up" process was over. Stretching her wings out and even appearing to be sleepy. However, as I mentioned previously, she was in her carrier cage w/o handling the first 4 hours or so, and I only handled her directly for about 20 mins total last night while doing the transfers to get her situated.
RE: our dogs. They've had experiences with dogs before. We've never left our dogs & bird unsupervised (even when in cage) before and don't plan on doing it now. I'm usually pretty suspect of them so, overly protective and whatnot.
I did get her to play with a few of her new toys last night which was cute! She seems to like the shredding one and the little cat ball (which I only let her have under supervision) the most. She doesn't appear very fearful and is pretty curious about everything in her cage which is great.
Anywho - I got lots of figuring out to do as she settles in!