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Eclectus Parrot Training

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« on: December 29, 2010, 08:42:25 am »

You ekkie is still a baby. Is it weaned yet? I would give him warm, soft food in the evening to help him sleep. He is not biting you persay, he is trying to get to his food and hasn't learned what gentle means yet, he does not know he is hurting you - have patience, be gentle.
Your baby is still learning how to fly and will be reckless until he has learned to control his wings, just as a human baby needs to learn how to walk. If you are taking your baby out of his cage you are teaching him that if he screams he will get what he wants. Teach him how to forage. Take small boxes, or coffee filters and place food in them, tie closed with a strip of leather or plam leaf and place in his cage, you may have to teach him how to forage. Poke holes in them so he can see what is in there. Give him toys to play with and birdsafe wood to chew on. Have patience, never hit him as you will reinforce bad behaviour. Screaming and yelling will get you no where, and also reinforces bad behaviour, use much praise and ALWAYS end training on a positive note. Poop, well that goes with owning a bird. They poop on you and everything around them. Teaching a bird to poop on command can lead to a serious condition call prolapse cloaca because the bird is so eager to please it strains too much.   
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