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I've tried everything... #418399 09/22/11 08:02 PM
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I got a new baby lovebird a few weeks ago, and I had to hand train him/her myself because this batch of babies wasn't used to people handling them... I can't get him to stop being scared of me. I used Lisa's method of training, because every time I approached the cage or went to go change the food/water he would get really scared and climb to the farthest part of his cage away from me. So I tried gently walking up to his cage quite a few times over the course of a day, talking to him gently and just trying to be as nonthreatening as possible, but to no luck. I have no idea what to do because this is the first time this hasn't worked with my birds... Any help?

Re: I've tried everything... [Re: Kirby&Yoshi] #418405 09/22/11 08:58 PM
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everything in the birds time...just sit by the cage without your hand always being inside to have to do something which is like this HUGE CLAW to a bird...

sit there make yourself comfortable and do this for 15min twice maybe even three times a day so the bird doesnt always think your gonna eat or grab it when you approach...

this may take a week or even more but you dont want to rush or push the bird thru this very critical time...always move slow always speak softly very softly...

when your done...at the say midday sitting approach ...attach some nice big green leafy veggie to the outside of the cage so that doesnt frighten it either for awhile...when it tries to eat some thru the bars it will then associate you with being a good food time an will see you less as a threat and will even look forward to having you come to visit and talk with it smile

be sure your the only family member for now to do this too and be sure your cage is large as small cages make you and your hand even more intimadating to them ...as they have no where to go to feel safe in a small cage

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