Parakeets flying very close to our faces and squawking.

by Renee
(West Tx)

We didn't realize that they were the slightest bit tame when getting them at a pet store. Is it possible to win their complete trust when they see us as this big of a threat? I have gotten them to sit calmly when I take their food to blow out the hulls, but that's it. What should we expect with them in the future? They were supposedly 6 weeks old when we got them and now they are about six months or so. I think they are a male and female because of their different colors developing on their ceres and also their behaviors are opposite of each other supporting the known gender roles/behaviors known for parakeets.

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Feb 07, 2014
Parakeets flying very close to our faces and squawking.
by: Linda

The first thing that needs doing is a trip to an Avian Vet ONLY to have wings clipped. Just have them clip the 4-6 Primary feathers which are the long ones at the end of each wing. Do not have them cut any higher up because this causes chronic pain. While at the avian vet's have them examined for infections that would keep them from being able to be trained. A pair will not usually respond to any kind of training because they are bonded with each other and not you. You can still try to teach them some simple things so they behave better. You may have to cage them in two cages and work with one and then the other. Make sure wings are correctly clipped and that they are healthy enough for training of any kind.

Linda

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