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Re: shoulder sitting [Re: vypeman] #426942 08/19/13 06:53 PM
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how did you train him to sit on your perch and finger?

Re: shoulder sitting [Re: vypeman] #426943 08/19/13 08:13 PM
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first of all get a long wooden dowel from any hardware dept...cage size helps and NOT chasing down the bird with your perch or "hand"

rest perch on a perch the bird sits on and don't be so close to it...just sit there and let the perch sit on the same perch the bird is on...once the bird is comfortable with this for several minutes without trying to get away...then you move the perch SLOWLY a little closer...still NOT right up to the bird and repeat the not ever chase the bird down with the perch...or try to touch the bird before its ready...

this can take a good week for just step one of this doing it twice a day before even moving a bit closer for step two...

best be comfortable and prepared not to move around yourself while doing this and only speaking soft to the bird while going thru this twice a day for ten minutes each times after the bird eats in the morning and again just before you cover for the night

HAND TRAINING not "fingers" is best...reassures the bird more and give less area for the bird to nip on a small finger...and you do the same process as with the perch training....

when you finally can get close enough say UP and just sit there...the bird will TEST both the perch and your hand at some point meaning jump on for a second only...that's he or she progresses it will be a few seconds this shows you have made big progress.

at this point when BOTH perch and HAND training is on its open the door AFTER birdie proofing everything and making sure no one will be going in and out doors...and just go away...and let the bird try to come out on its own...if it doesn't first time that's ok...and don't try to take it out of the cage either...

and don't panic if it crashes and falls and run to it...just let the bird stay where it is for 5 minutes to get its bearings then approach it with the perch and you being low...say UP then you slowly get up and walk NEAR the cage and let the bird fly to it...again leave it alone at this point to go inside the cage on its own or remain out for awhile...that's a good days lesson...till the next time

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