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Taming help please

LiveLolBrd

Sprinting down the street
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Alana
I got Skye two months ago and I have worked with him every day. He is getting good at step up and he eats really well but he won't take baths, he is to scared to step up unless the millet is practically touching his nose.
He has slick feathers almost all the time and he hardly plays with toys. Only if they have visible millet. Or he saw me put it in. But still he doesn't play enough at all. How long does the taming process normally take? Am I doing something wrong that means he can't build trust? I never force him to do anything, never chase him or grab him. HELP ME PLEASE! I am so scared he will never trust me. I have tamed Kiwi but Kiwi was showing good signs of trust by the time I had here for two months.
 

Synth

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Hope
I got Skye two months ago and I have worked with him every day. He is getting good at step up and he eats really well but he won't take baths, he is to scared to step up unless the millet is practically touching his nose.
He has slick feathers almost all the time and he hardly plays with toys. Only if they have visible millet. Or he saw me put it in. But still he doesn't play enough at all. How long does the taming process normally take? Am I doing something wrong that means he can't build trust? I never force him to do anything, never chase him or grab him. HELP ME PLEASE! I am so scared he will never trust me. I have tamed Kiwi but Kiwi was showing good signs of trust by the time I had here for two months.
Some birds take longer than others. They are individuals. Kiwi sounds like they might be a little bit braver than Skye. 2 months is a short amount of time for a bird to adjust. They are still getting used to you and their new home.

Personally I’ve had birds who were all over the place. Some were tame and happy with us right away. Others took a long while to even allow us to stand or sit near them without freaking out much less stepping up or interacting.

Remember we’re working on our birds timelines not on our own ones that we have in our head. :)
 

LiveLolBrd

Sprinting down the street
Joined
1/29/24
Messages
439
Location
USA
Real Name
Alana
Some birds take longer than others. They are individuals. Kiwi sounds like they might be a little bit braver than Skye. 2 months is a short amount of time for a bird to adjust. They are still getting used to you and their new home.

Personally I’ve had birds who were all over the place. Some were tame and happy with us right away. Others took a long while to even allow us to stand or sit near them without freaking out much less stepping up or interacting.

Remember we’re working on our birds timelines not on our own ones that we have in our head. :)
Okay. Thanks for reminding about my birds timeline!
 
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