antisocial rainbow lorikeet

i bought a rainbow lorikeet about 5 weeks ago from a pet shop who said it was handraised. so far i can't even get the bird to sit on my finger for more than 3 seconds. it doesnt bite, but it won't let anybody near it without freaking out. i've tryed rewarding it with food, but it just runs away as soon as i put my hand out. i have had handraised birds before so i know its not me (i hope). what else can i do?

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Nov 01, 2011
antisocial rainbow lorikeet
by: Anonymous

As you have raised birds before you probably know that what you need is patience, patience, patience. Sounds like this one will need extra encouragement. See this site for training techniques. ( Parrot Training page)

Also, have you taken him to your avian vet for a checkup?

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