love and trust

by denise
(baltimore)

how do i go about getting my new feathered friend to love and trust me

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Feb 01, 2011
love and trust
by: Linda

First of all, your bird has to be examined by an Avian Vet to make sure he is free from any infections or other physical issues. This has to be done within the first week of having a new bird as most pet store birds are already sick from being crowded together and fed bad diets. Have Avian Vet clip the 6 long primary flight feathers at the bottom end of each wing so your bird is more amenable to training and less likely to be hurt flying all over the place. Just the 6 long primary feathers is all you need to have clipped.

Once your bird has a good bill of health or meds to get it well, then just take it easy, feed your bird, water it and clean up after it. Work with it some several times a day so it can become used to you. If bird bites, use a small perch to remove from cage and put back as long as is necessary.

Trust is earned not freely given, so relax and enjoy the ride.

Linda

Feb 01, 2011
Developing trust with bird
by: Tracie

Just spending time next to the cage, reading a book or watching TV and talking to the bird once in a while is a start if the bird is afraid of you.

Slowly add things to your program. Put treats through the bars. Then hold the treat until the bird comes to eat while you are holding it.

Please read some of the articles on our Parrot Training page for more information.

Basically, time, patience and persistence is the key. Don't give up, and thanks for writing!

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