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Need help with young parakeet training
Jan 4th, 2009 at 10:49pm
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Hi there. I need help with training my young parakeet. He is pretty young--still has all the black bands on his head; supposedly about 20 weeks old.

We have had him since about Dec. 20.

He has taken o.k. to hand training, and seems to generally trust us. He can relax and fool around a little bit with our hand in the cage (me and my kids).

We are trying to take it the next step to get him to come out of the cage to socialize with us. He is very frightened about this, even though we have been taking it very slow. He had once scary experience when he came out of his cage and panicked. Since then, he is more reluctant to come out.

As I said, we are trying to take it very slow and as we work with him we sing songs and talk to him. Only one person at a time works with him. We haven't figured out yet what he might like for a treat.

I have wondered if his fear is related to the fact that he is so young...just not enough experience to know things will be o.k. But I know if we wait too long to train him out of the cage, we might miss the window of opportunity when he will accept this activity.

Any advice? Thanks.
  
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Re: Need help with young parakeet training
Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 2:24pm
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Try going to http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/budgie.html I just got two older parakeets and really like that site. It is very helpfull! Good luck with your bird!
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 8:35pm
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Thanks, I will check that out. Have you been able to train yours yet?

We used to have an older one (recently died) but he had never been trained when younger, so he wouldn't "accept" us as friends.
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 9:59pm
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Well we just got them yesterday so they are still getting used to their new home. I am not sure how old they are but one is pretty young. They were hand tamed at the home that they had before they came here so I think the key will be to earn their trust. After that the rest should be easy. Good luck with yours!
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:22am
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The link is quite useful!Thank you ,Fantasy_Girl.



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