how can i gain my dusky conures truts . she has not been handled in a long time

by isiahh
(aurora)

I just bought my dusky. Conure name lola . When I first got her she really didn't want me walk by the cage without freaking out . .but its getting better. .so my question is how can I get her to trust me so I can start holding her?

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Dec 07, 2009
how can i gain my dusky conures truts . she has not been handled in a long time
by: Linda

If bird's are not tame, they don't just magically become that way. You will need to first take her to an Avian Vet in your area to make sure she is healthy and then begin training her. DO NOT BEGIN ANY TRAINING UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD HER SEEN BY AN AVIAN VET AS SICK BIRDS DO NOT LEARN.

There are some training materials on this site on the Parrot Training page, as well as all over the internet. Trust does not just come one day without you working for it. She needs to be taken out her cage every day or several times a day. What happens to birds left in their cages too long is they will not want to come out because they are too afraid. It is called being "cage bound", and if you wait any longer, you'll also be dealing with this.

So, take your bird to Avian vet to have her checked out. Find taming and training information on this site and internet if need be. Also, you should have bought a book or two about your bird when you got her so you know how to set up her cage correctly with natural wood perches, toys and high quality pelleted diet. There is much information to be found about birds, and we all are learning something new everyday. You will NEVER know it all, so get busy and learn.

Your bird's trust will come as she comes to understand you are not going to hurt her. Keep training sessions to no more than 10-15 minutes at a time several times a day after her vet visit. Birds have a short attention span and more than that will be a waste of time, and will over-tire your bird.

Linda

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